• About Mrs. Powers

    This is my 11th year at Smith High School. I have been teaching in the IB program for ten years, and am entering my fourth year as AP/IB Coordinator. I teach IB History of the Americas (11th Grade) and IB Psychology HL (12th Grade). I am excited to be a part of education here at Smith!

    I am originally from Moore County NC but have lived in Greensboro since 2005. I am married and we have a two year old named Emmett and a one-month-old named Theo. I also serve as an assistant coach to the Swim team here at smith - any interested students, see me!

     Info for Parents and Students:

    For IB Students, course information, deadlines, assignments, and units are all located on Managebac, an IB-sponsored website that allows a platform for online class spaces and course organization. I will keep up to date course information here. For incoming 11th graders, I hold sessions on logging into this space in our first week of history class. The log in link is on this homepage

    For IB Parents: there IS a way to add you as a parent on Managebac if you would like to see your child's classes, assignments, and upcoming deadlines or events within classes. Please let me know if you would be interested in a Managebac account. 

    All course information for the 2020-2021 school year is also on Canvas - my students should be able to see all upcoming school assignments and materials BOTH on Canvas and on Managebac.

    Online Office Hours: during these times I am available for virtual meetings to discuss any questions or concerns - I can help with questions on class assignments, speak to IB or AP students about their courses or program requirements, or speak/meet virtually with parents. In addition to these hours, I can meet at additional times any day of the week with advance notice.

    • Tuesday: 8-9AM and 2-4PM
    • Thursday: 2-3PM
    • Friday: 2-4PM

    Virtual Teaching Schedule: I meet virtually with my courses on the following days/times.

    • History of the Americas: Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-10 AM
    • Psychology HL: Mondays and Wednesdays from 12-1 PM

    Contact me:

    • powersm@gcsnc.com OR
    • mcswaim@benlsmithhs.com