Degrees and Certifications:
8-12 Social Studies Certification ESL Supplemental Certification B.A. Broadcast Journalism Valedictorian of HHS 2009
Ms. Kelsey L. Smith
Hello! My name is Ms. Smith, and I teach Level Economics, AP Macroeconomics, and AP U.S. Government at Huntsville High School. I graduated valedictorian of HHS back in 2009, and cumma sum laude from SHSU in 2013 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Economics. Over the years, I've been a sports statistician, radio host, voice-over actress, church videographer, entrepreneur, lending assistant for First Financial Bank, and substitute teacher. It took a while for me to find my way back to HHS, but I decided to get my alternative teaching certificate in Social Studies a few years ago, and I'm back for my fourth year of teaching in 2019 & 2020!
Fun facts about me: I'm a quarter-inch shy of being five feet tall. My favorite thing to do is to travel. I've backpacked solo through Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Washington State. I backpacked with my boyfriend through Ireland, Germany, and France. This past summer I camped in Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, and backpacked through British Columbia. I don't have Internet or cable at my house, by choice. I'm a musician. I love to read. I love to look for elements of the extraordinary in daily life. I believe that education equips you to build your own door to success.
Conference: 3rd Period (9:30-10:15)
* Monday-Thursday 3:40-4pm
* Monday-Friday D-Lunch
* Monday-Friday 3rd period by appointment only
1st Period: Level Economics
2nd Period: AP Government (Fall) / AP Macroeconomics (Spring)
3rd Period: Conference
4th Period: Level Economics
5th Period: Level Economics, C-Lunch, D-Advocate
6th Period: AP Government (Fall) / AP Macroeconomics (Spring)
7th Period: Level Economics
8th Period: Level Economics
Google Classroom is updated daily with class notes and assignments.
LEVEL Economics: zm7u25
AP Government: y5jfhh
AP Macroeconomics: vcs5q7a
Remind texts will be sent with important deadline information.
LEVEL Economics Remind code: 123eco
AP Government Remind code: hhsapusgov
AP Macroeconomics Remind code: hhsmacro
Our Class & COVID-19
The HISD closure due to COVID-19 has changed our location but it has not changed our ability to learn!
*All students must join Google Classroom. Use the code jeicodj to join!
*We will be studying personal finance basics using a free online program called Everfi. (Registration instructions are on Google Classroom.)
*For the 6th 6-week grading period e will have 7 daily grades (from completing the 7 Everfi modules) and 2 major grades (an average of all 7 module assessment scores, and a writing assignment).
*All students must join Google Classroom. Use the code w5jtysd to join!
*We will be reviewing Unit 3 and Unit 4, and learning new Unit 5 material. (We will not be learning Unit 6.)
*We will be practicing test-specific assignments to prepare for the upcoming AP exam in mid-May.
(For level or AP students without Internet access, paper copies of all assignments will be available at Huntsville High School for pick-up.)