Phone: 803.343.9931


Degrees and Certifications:

Education Master of Social Work, December 2012 University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC Master of Arts in Teaching in Art Education, December 1994 University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC Bachelor of Arts in Art Studio, December 1989 University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC Certifications K-12 Art Psychology Endorsements Advanced Placement Studio Art

Ms. Catie Smylie

Ms. Smylie has been teaching Visual Arts at the high school level in School District Five since 1995.  During her time with School District Five, she has served as Department Chair for the Visual Arts department and the Visual and Performing Arts department at Irmo High School and as a Secondary Arts Leadership committee member for School District Five. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and is certified to teach K-12 Art and Psychology. In addition, Ms. Smylie is endorsed to teach Advanced Placement Studio Art and has completed Levels 1 and 2 training for International Baccalaureate Visual Arts.


The 2021 - 2022 school year begins Ms. Smylie's first full year with the FIVE Academy.  Ms. Smylie will be teaching Art 6, 7 & 8 and Three-Dimensional Design 1 & 2.  She is looking forward to an exciting year of artmaking in the virtual classroom!


Art is the signature of civilizations.
- Beverly Sills, American opera singer