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Hi! My name is Kimber Smith, and my email address is

2022-2023 is my sixth year at Union Grove ISD, and my seventeenth year teaching. 

I currently teach seventh grade English/Language Arts and high school journalism. I also coach the middle school UIL writing teams. 

I'm a certified English/Language Arts and Reading, ESL, and Journalism teacher. I also have certifications as a Reading Specialist and Master Reading Teacher. I graduated from LeTourneau University with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (English and Education) in 2006 and with a Master's Degree in Curriculum & Instruction: Triple Literacy from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2016.

I love working with students, and my favorite thing about teaching is seeing kids realize how much they've improved over time.

My daughter Kinley also attends UGISD, and we are thrilled about all of the opportunities available in this district!