My name is Sarah Smith, and I am thrilled to be the Media Specialist at Key West High School! I relocated to the Keys in June 2015 and am so happy to be part Conch family at KWHS. I was born and raised in TN and received my BA in English and MS in Secondary Education from The University of Tennessee and M.Ed in Administration & Supervision at Middle Tennessee State University. My previous teaching experience includes 11 years as a high school English teacher and 7 years as a Media Specialist. I'm still counting my blessings daily to be living in paradise. My husband, Chris, is a pilot for Atlas Air, and our two "children" are our 15 year old Cocker Spaniel, Austen, and our 3 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Charlie. My interests include watching college football (GO VOLS!!!), reading, boating, biking, and spending time with friends and family. My favorite types of books are historical fiction, narrative nonfiction, realistic fiction, and crime/mysteries. In addition to being your Media Specialist, I serve as AP Coordinator, Book Club sponsor, Building Level Planning Team member, AVID site team member, and NMSI site co-coordinator. I am also Chair of the 2018-2019 Florida Teens Read Committee that is responsible for selecting the annual FTR nominees. As your Media Specialist, I'm here to make book recommendations, help with research and citations, collaborate with teachers, and teach classes on a wide variety of topics. Please take advantage of the resources available on the webpage and visit the Media Center to check out books, use the computers, study, read, and get research assistance. I look forward to helping you!