Laura Smith Staff Photo

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh: Bachelor of Science in Journalism with an emphasis in Advertising and Public Relations

Athens State University: Master's Level Career and Technical Education Certificate

University of Southern Mississippi: Master of Library and Information Science (in progress)


Adobe Certifications:

Print & Digital Media Publication using Adobe InDesign

Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator


Other Certifications:

NOCTI Teacher Certified in the field of Advertising and Design

OSHA General Industry Safety and Health


Mrs. Smith was a professional in the media industry beginning in 1996 until she began her teaching career. She worked for national magazines, newspapers, a state government agency, an advertising agency, and also as a freelance graphic artist. In 2012, she won a Professional Addy Award from the American Advertising Federation for her work on a statewide marketing campaign as an Art Director. Mrs. Smith also taught English Language Arts for 4 years. She enjoys time with her family, boating, gardening, traveling, and cooking.