Mickey Smith Jr., the Maplewood Middle School Band Director in Sulphur, La. is being recognized at the Grammy’s as the Educator of the Year.
Smith, a Louisiana native, also spent time as the band director at West Orange-Stark Middle School from 2006-08 where he was named the Teacher of the Year at the school in 2008 before going back to Louisiana.
Smith is credited with taking the Maplewood MS from 28 students before he started, to 146 students now.
The Grammy’s, coming up Sunday night on CBS, featured Smith in this story.