Phone: 910-436-1436 ext 6187
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Spanish B.A. International Studies M.A. International Affairs
Mrs. Brandyn Smith
B.A. in Spanish from Virginia Tech
B.A. in International Studies from Virginia Tech, Minors in French and Political Science
M.A. in International Affairs (concentration in International Law and Human Rights) from American University, DC
Studied Argentine Politics and International Law at Universidad Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Teaching License in EC from Eastern Carolina Univeristy
¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español! Soy su profesora, Señora Smith. Welcome to Spanish class! I am your teacher, Mrs. Smith. This is my 6th year teaching. I taught Middle School Spanish in Onslow County in 2005-2006 until I moved to TX. Between 2006-2016 I was a military spouse (husband served in the Marine Corps) and a stay at home mom. I also owned a part-time photography business, and I did some substitute teaching here and there as well. As my children grew older, I knew I wanted to go back into the teaching profession full-time. I worked in Special Education from 2016-2021. I made the switch to teaching Spanish again in Spring semester of 2022. I am very excited to share my passion for the Spanish language and culture.
Some fun facts about me:
I have six children. I'm a runner and run races from 5ks to 100 milers throughout the year. Running is a huge passion of mine, especially trail running. I have also travelled extensively throughout the U.S., Central America, and South America. I studied women's rights in Tegucigalpa, Honduras in 2004 and volunteered at a women's shelter there.