I’m Kristie Smith and I teach Family and Consumer Science. This is my first year here at Collins and I am excited to be a Bullfrog. I attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA and was then able to spend 12 years at home taking care of 3 wonderful daughters and one amazing husband who teaches middle school orchestra. My heart has always been in the classroom and I have been richly blessed by many students over the years by actively participating in orchestra life with my husband Uel. I love to cook for my friends and family, however I am not a fan of cleaning up. I received a scholarship for choir in college and you will often find me singing random songs or rehearsing for my church praise team. I am excited to teach students the importance of knowing themselves, budgeting, child development, nutrition, and leadership skills to use inside and outside the home. I am looking forward to a great year.