Carla Stevens Smith

Professional Profile

  • Teacher and Coordinator for the Renton Teacher Academy, a collaborative program between Renton School District and Central Washington University, supporting high school students of color as they enter the field of teaching, specifically in high-need content areas
  • Certified in  Microsoft Office 2010 in Word, PowerPoint, and OneNote—successfully teaching and training students to achieve these same MOS Certifications
  • Eager to work with students in Computer Applications and Information Technology while helping students use technology as a valuable tool in their academic and vocational endeavors
  • Have written and developed several courses for the Renton School District, including course proposals, framework development, scope and sequence, and teaching materials
  • Hold a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instructional Methodology with an emphasis in Learning Styles, a Bachelors Degree in Business Education, CTE certification in Career and Life Skills Education, and endorsements in Business and Marketing, Careers in Education, and Work Site Learning Coordination
  • Adjunct Professor/Guest Lecturer for Central Washington University, Cornerstone
  • Dedicated to enthusiastic and dynamic teaching as a means of creating and nurturing a lifelong love of knowledge in children of all ages

 Teaching and Related Experience

  • High School Teacher, Renton High School, Sept. 1989-June 1995 and  Sept. 2009-present

Teaching Grades 9-12.  Classes currently consist of Information Technology and Information Technology Honors, Careers in Education/Renton Teacher Academy, and Work Site Learning Coordination for employed students ages 16 and older. Work as a coordinator and liaison between students that are considering teaching as a career and the elementary, middle and high schools teachers in the Renton School District.  Work as a liaison between students, their employers, Renton High School, Renton School District Career and Technical Education Department, and Renton Community businesses and organizations, providing learning and credit opportunities for students outside of regular school hours. Spend a great deal of time working with students that are new to the American Culture and are eagerly seeking opportunities to become employable and self-sufficient.  Have also taught Business Communications and Business and Personal Law.  Have served as an active member of the Drug and Alcohol Referral and Resource Team (DARRT), and advisor for Varsity Cheerleaders, Future Business Leaders of America, and Natural Helpers.

  • High School Teacher, Sartori Education Center, Renton School District, 1998- June 2010

Taught and coordinated a lab-style independent study classroom for students ages 16-21, teaching Introduction to Information Processing, Information Processing 1, Information Processing 2, and Video Gaming Development.  Used all Microsoft software for teaching resume writing and professional documents writing.  Incorporated basic written and oral presentation as part of curriculum.  Coached students in preparing Senior Project Portfolios for Student Led Conferences and Senior Boards.  Served as a judge on the Senior Boards panel.

  • High School Teacher, Hazen High School, Renton School District, 1988-1989

Taught Grades 9-12.  Classes consisted of Information Processing, Business Communications, and Business and Personal Law.  Ninth-grade class advisor.

  • High School Teacher, Auburn High School, Auburn School District, 1987-1988

Taught Grades 10-12.  Classes consisted of Consumer Economics, Business Communications, Electronic Math Applications, and various levels of Keyboarding classes.  Advisor for the Future Business Leaders of America and school coordinator for the 1988 Washington State Business Week program.