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Phone: 210-356-0900


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. English Baylor University Texas Teacher Certifications: English - Grades 6-12 Reading - Grades 6-12 Speech - Grades 6-12 Theatre Arts - Grades 6-12

Laurie Smith

I am a Phi Beta Kappa, cum laude graduate of Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. I have taught English, reading, speech, theater arts, and creative writing.

I took 9 years off early in my career to stay home with my children, Sarah and Rachel. Sarah, her husband David, and their dog Ollie live in California. Rachel finished her Master of Arts in Teaching at Trinity University in May and is now teaching 8th grade math.  My husband is a psychology professor, therapist, former marathoner, and very funny guy.

I enjoy reading, movies, reality tv, and theater (especially musical theater). I also enjoy naps. I love coffee, dark chocolate, Diet Coke, and keeping up with friends on Facebook.

2017-2018 is my 24th year in the classroom and my 11th year at ISA.  I'm looking forward to making memories with the class of 2020!

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  • 1st period         (8:45-9:37)     Team/Conference
    2nd/3rd period  (9:42-11:30)   ENGWHAP 
    4th period         (11:35-12:25) Lunch
    5th/6th period   (12:30-2:15)   ENGWHAP 
    7th/8th period   (2:20-4:05)     ENGWHAP 
    English and World History AP have joined together in a 2-period block called ENGWHAP. This exciting combination gives students access to two teachers at a time as we focus on reading and writing skills for college and beyond.