Degrees and Certifications:
BS in Intercultural Youth Ministry
Welcome Spartans! My name is Derek Guest and I am thrilled to teach you history here at Smithfied-Selma High School. I am new to the Spartan family but began teaching in 2018. Before that, I was a youth pastor for 4 years here in North Carolina. My wife, Alissa, teaches Math in Johnston County, and we have two children. I am originally from Flint, Michigan (Go Blue!), attended Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, Pa, and moved to North Carolina in 2014. I am currently working on getting my Masters in History from ECU. I am passionate about learning/teaching history in a way that develops a greater understanding of multiple cultures, viewpoints, and ideologies while creating better global citizens. I am looking forward to a great year!
We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch.