Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Kimberly Hudson Smith


I am Dr. Kimberly Hudson Smith, the Library Media Specialist at Norwood Elementary School, and a proud product of the Birmingham City Schools System! I hold a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education, an M.Ed in Elementary Education with a Certification in School Library Media, an Ed.S in Curriculum, Instructional Management, and Administration, and an Ed.D in Organizational Leadership and Organizational Development. I attended Stillman College, Miles College, The University of West Alabama, Nova Southeastern University, and Grand Canyon University. This is my 21st year as an Educator, and I am still enthused and excited as I was in my first year! When you walk into the Library Media Center at Norwood Elementary, I want my excitement for learning to be CONTAGIOUS! It is my goal to convey a love for Reading, Innovative Activities, Maker Space, Writing, and Collaboration



Dr. Hudson-Smith



Just A Few Accomplishments!

2021- Laura Bush Library Grant Winner

2021- National Board Scholarship

2019/2020 - Birmingham City Schools Librarian of the Year 

2019/2020 - Hemphill Elementary School Teacher of the Year

2019 - CBS One Class at a Time Grant Winner

2005 - Birmingham News "Magic of Milk" Winner

2005 - CBS "One Class at a Time" Winner

2002 - Fairfield City Schools Elementary Teacher of the Year

2002 - Robinson Elementary School Teacher of the Year

2002 - Nominated for the Jacksonville Teacher Hall of Fame

2002 - Birmingham Times Distinguished Teacher Nominee


Teaching Experience!

Our Lady of Fatima - Kindergarten

Fairfield City Schools - 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Teacher, Library Media Specialist

Birmingham City Schools - Library Media Specialist

Columbia Southern University - General Education

Grand Canyon University - Teacher Education Program

Aspen University - Teacher Education / Instructional Technology Program

Western Governors University - Evaluator / Clinical Supervisor