Phone: 910-326-4300


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms.Ed Secondary Education: SUNY Potsdam BA English Literature and Writing: SUNY Potsdam A.A.S Early Childhood Education: SUNY Jefferson

Ms. Smith

WELCOME!!!!  This is my seventh year with Onslow County Schools.  My first four years were at Swansboro Middle and this is my 3rd year at Swansboro High School.  I am excited for this upcoming year!  I am originally from Upstate New York where I taught high school and college English for 13 years.  I am a HUGE Tar Heel and Panthers fan. Some of the activities I enjoy in my free time are fishing, camping, and spending time at the beach. My family is very important to me, and they are part of my reason for relocating to North Carolina. I have 2 children and 2 grandsons.  My daughter is in the US Air Force and is currently stationed in Washington State and my son and grandsons recently moved to Swansboro!  I love having them so close.  When I am not in the classroom, I can be found on the football field, basketball court or the baseball field as I am a huge sports fan and love to watch my kiddos.  This year I will be teaching English I Honors, English II, and English II Honors!  

As a teacher, I believe it is important to build relationships not only with students, but also with their parents and guardians.  With a new school year beginning, I wanted to take the time to introduce myself. This is my seventh year with Onslow County School, and my third at Swansboro High School. I am excited to learn and grow along with the students! I am a native of New York State, but I love living in North Carolina, away from the freezing temperatures and colossal amounts of snow.  

My favorite thing about teaching, besides building lasting relationships with students, is watching the amazement in the eyes of students when they realize their potential and the joy they have when they are successful.  I also love showing students that learning can be fun and they can trust me. Nothing beats the feeling of having a “difficult” student work hard for you and want to come to school because of you! I believe that every student has great potential, and it is my job, as a teacher, to help them discover their potential to be successful in whatever they choose.

As your child’s teacher, I will not only be teaching them, but they will be teaching me.  I am looking forward to working with you this year as we work together to help your child learn and grow.  Please review my website for a welcome PowerPoint and class syllabus.

If you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. My email address is <>.  I am looking forward to a fantastic school year!  I am excited to meet each one of you and look forward to navigating the world of English with you!