• Welcome to English, Panthers! 

    My name is Tanner Smith, and this is my second year teaching English at Petal High School. I currently teach English I and World Literature/English II. I earned a B.S. in Secondary Education from Mississippi State University (Hail State!). I can't wait to be your teacher for the 2021-2022 school year!

    Students and parents, please email me at tanner.smith@petalschools.com with any questions or concerns you may have about my course.


    Course Goals: In my classroom, students should expect to work diligently, accept constructive criticism, engage collaboratively, and respect the ideas and opinions of others on a daily basis.

    • Extend the knowledge acquired in earlier grades & expect a deeper application of skills.
    • Proficiency with 9-10th grade level text complexity.
    • Texts will require writing over both extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.

    Links to important information:

    Classroom Information & Procedures

    Grading Information