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A Conversation with Grammy Music Educator Award Recipient Mickey Smith Jr.

Podcast Episode Summary

In this episode, Nick Averwater talks with Mickey Smith Jr., the 2020 recipient of the Grammy Music Educator Award. He is originally from Mossville, LA, a small town in the southwest corner of the state, and currently teaches at The Greene School in West Palm Beach, FL. He also travels extensively as a guest educator and motivational speaker. This conversation was recorded June 30, 2022.


Podcast Guest

Mickey Smith Jr.

EDUCA-TAINER Mickey Smith Jr. is a GRAMMY Music Educator Award Recipient that hails from a forgotten community in the Bayou State of Louisiana and now stands on phenomenal stages encouraging educators to SEE THE SOUND & KEEP ON GOING.  Mickey is an acclaimed international speaker, saxophonist, author, and master development coach for elementary and middle school band directors as well as a self-management-strategist for educators.  Mickey is committed to encouraging and equipping all educators with the tools to Discover Their Sound of significance and Keep On Going with resilience to create a SOUND180 days of school. Smith specializes in motivational keynotes and transformative professional development training sessions for both corporate and educational clients who are ready to engage, educate, and elevate every audience member to excellence. Whether the message is being shared in a School District, a Conference, In-Person or Virtually, Smith believes that everyone has a "sound" (a significance) that has the power to resonate with others and create a shift in the thoughts and perspectives of our next and best.  Mickey’s motivational mixture of music & message teaches people how to reach people with consistency, intention, and strategy. 

As a management-specialist, motivational speaker, expert musician, and experienced educator, I'm dedicated to helping everyone see the "sound" (significance). 

--Mickey Smith Jr.

Photo and bio courtesy of mickeysmithjr.com.

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