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Lisa  Smith
CTE Finance Academy
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Career Technical Education



Pursuing a Master of Business Administration from The University of North Alabama, Florence, AL, Emphasis: Executive Option   

Recipient of the 2012 National Business Education Association Scholarship

Named as one of The University of North Alabama's College of Business Leader/Scholar for the MBA Program 2011-2012

Named one of the Economic Teachers of the Year (2009) by the Alabama Council on Economic Education

Bachelor of Business Administration, The University of Mississippi, University, MS, Major:  Managerial Finance / Minor: Economics

Alabama Teaching Certification, The University of Alabama at Birmingham/Auburn University

National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Certification, Career and Technical Education/Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood 


National Academy of Finance Instructor, Hoover High School-Hoover, AL (2007-Present)

Business Education Teacher, Pinson Valley High School-Pinson, AL (1998-2006)    

Financial Assistant, Wallace Tumor Center/University of Alabama at Birmingham (1998)

State Analyst, Southern United Fire Insurance Company-Mobile, AL (1997 1998)


I graduated cum laude from The University of Mississippi in May 1997 with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Managerial Finance and a minor in Economics. I completed my teacher certification by taking the four classes required by the Alabama State Department of Education. In 2004, I earned the esteemed rank of National Board Certification. As a National Board Certified Teacher, I believe strongly in one of our core propositions: I know the subjects I teach, and how to teach those subjects to students. In 2009 I was named one of the Economic Teachers of the Year by the Alabama Council on Economic Education. I'm also a  a mother of two handsome boys, Jackson and Jonathan and wife to an English teacher and coach.