Mrs. Karla Hilliard



Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. English, West Virginia University; M.A. Secondary Education, West Virginia University

Mrs. Karla Hilliard

Hi, I'm Karla Hilliard. I have been teaching high school English for 11 years. I earned both my B.A. in English and M.A. in Secondary Education from West Virginia University. I began my career in Washington County, Maryland before coming home to teach in beautiful West Virginia at Spring Mills High School. I have taught all grades 9-12 and all ability levels. 
Currently, I teach AP Literature & Composition and STEM Academy English 10. 
You students will hear this over and over, but I'm nuts for the small, beautiful thing. I love books and poems, and language that makes you shiver. I love music and TV, and I love making things.  

I live in Martinsburg with my husband and two little girls. 
Looking forward to continuing our journey together at SMHS!
For all assignments and to stay up to date, please visit my class blog at Also, visit the SMHS Stem Academy page at