Courtney Eaton - 9th Grade AVID Teacher
Ms. Eaton will be entering her 8th year of teaching and 2nd year at Smoky Hill. Go Buffs!! She currently holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Oklahoma, and has taught a variety of classes in the past including physical science, biology, chemistry and physics. She is currently working on her Master's Degree in Administration at the University of Colorado Denver with an end goal of getting into school administration one day. Words cannot describe how excited Courtney is to be taking on the role as the AVID 9 elective teacher.
Outside of school Ms. Eaton lives an active and adventurous lifestyle. She loves the outdoors and is often found skiing in the winter and hiking/camping in the summer. Her bucket list is extremely long and includes scuba diving with sharks, seeing a world cup game live, and backpacking through Europe. Ms. Eaton's motto is "Work Hard. Be nice."
Laura Buddington - 11th Grade AVID Teacher and AVID Coordinator
My name is Laura Buddington and I have been a Spanish teacher at Smoky Hill since 1999. I began teaching AVID in 2000 and have had the privilege of following two AVID classes from their freshmen to their senior year here at Smoky Hill. I am a graduate of Gateway High School and attended Creighton University where I earned my BA in Spanish and Secondary Education. I received my master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in ESL/Bilingual Education from the University of Colorado. When I am not busy in the classroom I love being outdoors and traveling with my 2 boys and husband. It's an honor to teach at Smoky Hill High School and to be a part of the AVID team. Go buffs!
Matt Gonzales - AVID Administrator