Welcome to English IV. Miss Smits is excited to be teaching at Kempner this year! This is her third year of teaching high school English. She has previously taught middle school English, Science, and History as well as spent time teaching preschool in private schools. Overall this is the beginning of her 14th year in education. She grew up in Sugar Land and is Clements High School graduate. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a B.S. in Psychology. She has also earned a M.S. in Library and Information Sciences from the University of North Texas and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University Texas.