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! 2020-21 is my seventh year at DHS and I am thrilled to be here! I teach AP Government, Honors Economics, Dual Enrollment US History II and Global Perspectives.  I have also taught AP US History, Pre-IB World History and US History I. I am also the sponsor for the Student Government Association and co-coordinator for the Veterans Day program.

A little background information on me....

I am originally from Nashville, TN and have lived on the Eastern Shore for 22 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 an eMINTS certified educator.

* AP Certified in US Government and Politics

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

Looking for the Textbook for DE202?

*Per Coastal Alabama, the required book for the HIS 202 class is the 8th edition of U.S.: A Narrative History, Volume 2, The United States Since 1865 by James Davidson. This book is part 2 of a 2 volume series. You do not need volume 1. You need Volume 2 which consists of US History from 1865 to the present day.

* We will NOT use the Connect card, so you may buy a used copy! 

Click Here to see Picture of the Required Textbook for Dual Enroll US History 202

*Can you buy a used book on Amazon? YES- here's the link: Amazon Link for textbook

* Link to: Coastal Alabama Bookstore

1900 South US Highway 31
Bay Minette, AL 36507
(251) 580-2211

REMIND TEXT ALERTS for 2020-21 school year!  On your phone, you will text this number- 81010 and put in the following codes in the message section. Be sure and include the @ symbol.

Global Perspectives 1st Period : Code is @gpfirstper

AP GOVERNMENT 3rd Period: Code is @apgov3p

AP GOV 4th Period: Code is @apgovfour

DE US History 202 5th Period: Code is @de2025p

DE US History 202 6th Period: Code is @de2026p

Global Perspectives 7th Period: Code is @gp7thper