My name is Dr. Nykia K. Smith and I am an educator/life long learner! I teach AP English Language, Speech/Debate, English 9A/B, Expository Comp/Modern Literature, and a host of other ELA courses. I have 2 BA's from UCLA in Sociology and Psychology, a Masters in Education with an English Credential and an Educational Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University. I am super excited about the power of education and how it affects lives, especially of minority students. Overall, education is my life and I live vicariously through the knowledge evoked in my students.