Phone: (919) 934-4696 ext. 5053
Degrees and Certifications:
> B.A. Economics, U.C. Berkeley > B.S. Business Administration, U.C. Berkeley > Licensed Realtor
Mrs. Zaneh Tercheria
My name is Zaneh Tercheria and I am Smithfield Middle School's Career Investigations teacher. Welcome to the 2022-23 school year!
About Career Investigations
In our lab you will enjoy exploring your personal interests and possibilities, which will help you to start planning for your future career!
First, you will kick off your semester-long adventure by thinking about your hopes and dreams for your future through creating a Vision Board. Next, you will utilize XELLO surveys to learn more about your interests, personality and learning styles, and favorite industries or Career Clusters. Then you will research and identify careers that may be a good match.
Finally, you will select a few of Paxton Patterson's 15 career workstations and jump in to learn key career-specific concepts through reading, videos, quizzes and fun hands-on activities.
Smithfield Middle's 15 Career Workstations Include:
Introduction to Culinary
Hospitality and Tourism Management
Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
Emergency and Fire Management
Home Maintenance Fundamentals
After graduating from U.C. Berkeley with degrees in Economics and Business Administration, I started my career as a Marketing Specialist in California. My first tasks were market research, product strategy, along with software and hardware product design. I moved on to Program Management, where I coordinated computer software, hardware, and market data projects. After 11 years in the corporate world, I decided to dedicate time to being a full-time mom of my four daughters. I started and ran my own business as well during these 8 years working from home. As my daughters grew older and we moved to North Carolina, I went back into the corporate career world and was honored to work my way to Director of Ecommerce for one of the largest Real Estate brokerages and teams in the country for 15 years.
I have truly enjoyed all of my career adventures - but perhaps most of all my current role as Middle School Business Teacher! It is both challenging and fun to meet so many awesome and bright young people as we explore future possibilities together.
Personally, I have been blessed to be married to my best friend for 37 years - "Mr. T" - a Science and Math teacher here at Smithfield Middle. Together we have four daughters, one son-in-law, and 4 "grand dogs". For fun, I love exploring nature, new places and cultures, spending time with family and friends,home-making, gardening, and working with young people at church.
Want to chat? I am available anytime. Just call or email me. I look forward to getting to know you!
Current 8th graders and their families are invited to the Career & Technical Leadership Academy's (CTLA) Open House.
SmMS McDonald's Spirit Night will be held at the McDonalds at 884 W Market St, Smithfield, NC 27577. Spirit Night will be on Thursday, October 13, 2022, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. A portion of all proceeds from dining in or the drive-thru will be donated to Smithfield Middle School. Please come out to support our school!
Our Fall Family Night is scheduled for Tuesday, October 11th from 6:00-7:30. This year's theme is “A KNIGHT at the Museum.” Teams will display student work that showcases WICOR strategies and IB Learner Profiles. Free popcorn and drinks will be provided. Don't forget to visit the Book Fair!
Come join us for our first school dance! The dance has been rescheduled for Friday, October 7, 2022, from 3:15 to 5:30. Please make sure that your ride is here at 5:30 to pick you up. The cost is $5 per student and tickets will be purchased on Friday, October 7th during lunch.
Fall Pictures will be taken on Monday, October 3, 2022. Forms will be sent home with ordering information. If your student is paying with a check or cash, the money will need to be brought in on October 3rd. Lifetouch also does online orders. Please see below for ordering information.
Our Fall Sports Pictures will be taken on Tuesday, September 27th. Please see your coach for more information.
Tryouts for volleyball, cheerleading, football, and boy’s soccer will be held on August 22nd, 23rd, & 24th from 4:00-6:00 PM. If students are interested in trying out for a fall sport, a completed physical and concussion form will need to be submitted prior to trying out. Forms are available in our front office or on our school website.
Watch the Smithfield Middle Eighth Grade Awards and Promotion Ceremony on Thursday, June 2nd at 9:00 AM.
Our Spring Arts Night will be held on Tuesday, March 3rd. Come out to see our band, chorus, general music, and jazz band students perform! Artwork will also be on display. We encourage each family to have only two attendees at the performance for seating capacity.
At the November Regular Session Board of Education meeting, the Board voted unanimously to improve safety and security in Johnston County Public Schools by implementing state-of-the-art security systems in each of the district’s schools.
We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch.