Phone: (281) 634-6771
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Liberal Arts-Broadcast/Communications Certification-Communications
Ms. K. Smith
Starting the 2022-2023 school year, I have been a high school educator for 22 years, with 11 of those years being at Austin High School. I teach Professional Communications in the Career, Technology, & Engineering Department (CTE). I have also taught Yearbook Journalism (MHS), Debate (AHS & MHS), and Intro to Broadcasting (KAHS News). I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a minor in Sociology.
The Professional Communications curriculum includes (but is not limited to) hands-on skills such as professional and social communication abilities, language skills, interview skills, career exploration, teamwork, and leadership (all of which are soft skills that employers look for).
I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and experience in the area of these essential skills and look forward to facilitating the needs of our students as they transition into the workplace and the world!
“Although this course is an elective, it is one of the few classes that every single student will need and use regardless of their path in life!”
Period 1: Professional Comm.Period 2: Professional Comm.Period 3: Professional Comm.Period 4: Professional Comm.Period 5: Professional Comm.Period 6: ConferencePeriod 7: Professional Comm.
Teacher Tutorial Schedule
Tutorial 1: Tuesday-Thursday after school and per request (in an effort to accommodate students).
CAN WE AGREE TO STOP CALLING THEM “SOFT SKILLS”?
My argument is that defining this skill-set as “soft” actually devalues an essential part of every procurement professional’s toolkit.