• Welcome to Kindergarten, and KSMI!


    I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with you and your child this year.  This will be my 8th year at Dayton Elementary and my 8th year teaching Kindergarten in Anoka-Hennepin.  I have a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Science in Education from St. Scholastica.  I live in South St. Paul with my husband, Chris, my twin 17 year-olds (Emma and Robbie), and our 3 dogs (Dexter, Charlie and Dash).  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, cooking, photography, and walking with our dogs.


    Thank you for sharing your child with me.  I am passionate about teaching and love how much I learn from these wonderful little people each year. And thank you for supporting your student's education! I am excited to work with your child and watch their growth. Together we can help your child achieve success! Please feel welcome to contact me via voicemail or email any time.



  • Digital Day Schedule:
    Kindergarten lunch:  11:00 - 11:25
    Kindergarten recess:  1:45 - 2:15
    We have specials daily from 11:30 - 12:30
    Day 1: PE
    Day 2: Art
    Day 3: PE
    Day 4: Explorations
    Day 5: Media
    Kari Smith
    Dayton Elementary
    12000 South Diamond Lake Road,Dayton, MN 55327
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