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: www.eftours.com/2029922pv
Looking for my Moodle Pages? Click links below:
AP Government / Honors Economics
Standard Government / Economics
* 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 a part of 2 volume book. You do not need volume 1. You need Volume 2 which consists of US History from 1865 to the present day.
* Link to: Coastal Alabama Bookstore
- 1900 South US Highway 31
- Bay Minette, AL 36507
- (251) 580-2211
- Mon 7:30am - 5pm
- Tue 7:30am - 5pm
- Wed 7:30am - 5pm
- Thu 7:30am - 5pm
- Fri 7:30am - 1:30pm
- Sat CLOSED
- Sun CLOSED
REMIND TEXT ALERTS for 2018-19 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.
AP GOVERNMENT: @2cck8h
Dual Enroll US History 202: @48k4a7
Stand. Gov / Econ: @8kack2