Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Early Childhood Education Alabama Educators Certificate K-6 Georgia Educators Certificate PreK-5 Alabama PE Certification K-12
Mr. Josh Riles
Welcome! I am currently in my 6th year as an educator. I taught 5th grade at Phenix City Elementary for 3 years and 6th grade at South Smiths Station Elementary for 2 years. This is my first year coaching PE at South.
I graduated from Smiths Station in 2003 and I call this community my home. It feels great to be teaching in the same school that I attended as a child. I graduated from Columbus State University with my Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education in 2017. I graduated with honors from CSU and received multiple scholarships and awards for being a leader in the education department. Most notably, I received the Most Outstanding Elementary Teacher Candidate Award when I graduated. I am currently working towards a Masters in Education. I have also received the Rookie Teacher of the Year Award during my first year teaching at PCES, Teacher of the Year Award during my 3rd year teaching at PCES, and the 2022 SSSES and Lee County Teacher of the year awards in my 5th year teaching.
I have 3 children who also attend Smiths Station Schools. My oldest daughter is in 7th grade, my son is in 4th grade, and my youngest daughter is in Prek.
I am entering my third year as the Head Coach for Women's Junior High and JV Soccer. I am also the head coach for the JV Women's Flag Football team.
I love having the opportunity to build relationships, mentor, and grow students in our community. I care for each student as if they were my own. I am fulfilling the calling on my life.