DO THESE STATS BOTHER YOU?

  • Each year schools nationwide must hire tens of thousands of teachers as a result of beginning and mid-career teachers leaving the profession
  •  Each year over 1.8 million teachers become “persistently nonemployed”—Census lingo for teachers who don’t find a job elsewhere after leaving their position. In short, they are "burned out".
  • 61% of Teachers Stressed Out, 58% Say Mental Health Is Not Good in New National Survey

  •  Altogether 1.3 million days have been taken off by teachers for stress and mental health reasons in the last four years.

  •  Teachers took a total of 1.3million days leave for stress and mental health reasons in the past four years

  • One in 83 teachers (3,750) are on long-term leave for stress and mental health issues

  • 25 years ago, the USA was #1 in graduation rate, today we are #17

WHAT CAN MICKEY SMITH JR. DO TO HELP?

As the nation's leading Educator Enrichment & Solutions Specialist my aim is to combat teacher burnout, reduce staff turnover rates, forestall the academic failure epidemic befalling our school system, and let our educators know that they are loved, valued, and wanted.

My signature solution is simple, helping educators DISCOVER THE "SOUND" TO KEEP ON GOING.  I am passionate about inspiring educators, coaches, mentors, parents, and yes students as well to create a SOUND180 days of classroom instruction and harmony.  With a unique motivational mixture of message and music I will provide inspiration, empowerment, enrichment, and practical solutions that will uplift, entertain, educate, and elevate your educators to excellence while skyrocketing their esteem, outlook and performance in school and in life. 

Let's face it resources are often poured into the school facility, the curriculum and yes the students but often nothing is poured into the ones who's job it is to pour into the next generation....our teachers.  Allow me the opportunity to pour into our educators. Provide them enrichment and solutions so that they can discover their "sound" and become the sound to change their students' world. 

 

As a fellow educator I know first hand the struggles as well as the rewards that are present in today's classroom.  Having taught in a wide variety of setting I know that kids are kids and they don't care how much you know until they first know that you care about them.  Having been the first in my family to go to college I also know first hand that every child is simply one SOUNDadult away from discovering their sound of success.  

As a teacher I have been named:

  • 4 TIME EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR 2009, 2012, 2015, 2016, 
  • DELTA KAPPA GAMMA SOCIETY EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION OUTSTANDING TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2018
  • TOYOTA CLASS ACT AWARD WINNER 2018
  • 2 TIME GRAMMY MUSIC EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR NATIONAL FINALIST 2015, 2019

Just to name a few.....

    ALLOW ME TO SHARE THE AWARD WINNING SOUND PRACTICES AND PERSPECTIVES THAT HAVE BENEFITED ME AND SO MANY OF MY CLIENTS.