Mrs. Mary Donna Helms



Degrees and Certifications:

M.Ed. Social Science Education B.S. Human and Organizational Development AP Certified American Government and Politics AP Certified United States History

Mrs. Mary Donna Helms


Hi! 2018-2019 is my fifth year at DHS and I am thrilled to be here! I teach AP Government, Honors Economics, American Government/Economics and Dual Enrollment US History II.  I have also taught AP US History, Pre-IB World History and US History I. I am the sponsor for the Student Government Association and the EF European Tour coordinator. In additon to trips to Europe, I also took a student tour to the 2017 Presidential Inauguration in Washington, DC.

A little background information on me....

I am originally from Nashville, TN and have lived on the Eastern Shore for 20 years. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Human and Orgaizational Development from Vanderbilt University. Upon graduation, I worked in the medical sales industry and was the marketing director at North Baldwin Hospital in Bay Minette.  I have also worked in the real-estate industry in Mobile and Baldwin Counties.

I received my Master's in Social Science Education degree from the University of South Alabama in 2013 and was awarded the Most Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award for 2013. In 2016, I was selected to be a participant at the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History summer program at the National World War Two Museum in New Orleans. I am currently working to earn the eMINTS designation which is a two year commitment to improving my strategic teaching skills.


* AP Certified in US Government and Politics

* AP Certified in US History


"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." - President John F. Kennedy


EF TOURS TO EUROPE--- To learn more about traveling with me on an EF Tour, please click here: MRS. HELMS' EUROPEAN TOURS


EF---2019 Trip to SPAIN! --- Click here for information: 


Looking for my Moodle Pages? Click links below:

AP Government / HonorEconomics

Standard Government / Economics

Dual Enrollment US History 202


AP Gov Summer Assignment 2018-19




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US History 201

US Hisotry 202