Degrees and Certifications:
UT Austin: B.S. Aerospace Engineering Teaching Certificate: Generalist 4-8, Mathematics 4-8, Mathematics 8-12, ESL/Supplemental
Christina Smith graduated from the University of Texas at Austin as an Aerospace Engineer. She began her post graduate career at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) as a Flight Controller. She spent 10 years working as a Flight Controller with the Space Shuttle Program and International Space Station (ISS) Program and 3 years working as a Cargo Coordinator for hardware deliveries to the ISS. One of the many roles she had included working as Data Flight Controller Command trainer and as a Cargo Coordination Lead where she mentored others. Christina is most proud of the Silver Snoopy she was awarded for her work as a Cargo Coordinator at JSC.
As the Shuttle Program ended, Christina chose to relocate with her family to New Braunfels Texas where she became a regular volunteer at her children's elementary school. After making connections with some students in small group tutoring sessions, she found a new passion in teaching and returned to the classroom herself to earn her teaching certificate. Eager to share her experience in how math is used in the real-world, Christina chose to pursue a career as a high school math teacher. Her college course work as an engineer made her qualified to teach mathematics. She has been teaching at Clemens for 5 years.
|Time of Day||Class Period||Where I am||What I am doing|
|8:40 - 9:30 AM||1st||A214||Algebra 2|
|9:35 - 10:30 AM||2nd||A214||IB Math SL|
|10:35 - 11:25 AM||3rd||A214||Engineering Mathematics|
|11:30 AM - 12:20 PM||4th||Clemens Campus||Lunch|
|12:25 - 1:15 PM||5th||A214||Honors Algebra 2|
|1:20 - 2:10 PM||6th||A214||Algebra 2|
|2:15 - 3:05 PM||7th||A214||Algebra 2|
|3:10 - 4:00 PM||8th||Clemens Campus||Conference|
Tutoring in A214: Thursday 4:00 - 4:30 PM and Friday 8:00 - 8:30 AM
I am happy to assist students anytime that I am on campus and not engaged teaching a class, or supporting meetings. I may be out of my room if tutoring is not planned so please coordinate additional times as needed.
If I am not available, please check the math department tutoring schedule to see an alternate teacher for assistance. See the math department page for a link to our schedule or visit any open door on the A hallway.