We Asked Our Former History Teachers Why They Didn’t Teach Us Black History but They Were Too Busy Also Coaching Football

Ms. Smith

Cristina Smith is an extremely popular teacher at Bellevue High School, not because she’s particularly likeable, but because as the art teacher, science teacher, history teacher, and (new) football coach at Bellevue High, she is well-known throughout the whole school. “I actually failed history every single year in high school.” Ms. Smith tells us. “I got hired as an art teacher here but they just kind of kept giving me more roles? I just follow what the teacher’s guide textbook says, even though it was published in 1930 by General Motors.”

Eighth Grade Teacher