Phone: 281-452-8030 x2266
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Music (Clark Atlanta University)Master of Music (University of New Orleans)
Mr. Manolito Smith (Room 603)
Welcome to Alice Johnson Jr. High School's Choir Webpage. My name is Manolito Smith. Originally from New Jersey, I bring a diverse, but absolute appreciation and love for the art of making music through SINGING. Throughout my life experiences, it was music that was my 'catalyst for change' to help get me to where I am currently.
Whenever I have opportunities to use music related to teaching, it is always my sincere hope to ignite, inspire, and nurture envisionings that can be used in everyday life. I am proud of the music-making heritage that the Channelview ISD upholds. I sincerely believe that not only can every student learn, but they can also come to know music, vocal music, as something they can use to think creatively, to achieve better grades, to understand various ethnic diversities, and to merely make the world a better place.
Each day, I intend to challange my 6th, 7th, and 8th grade SINGING students to not just sing, but to sing high, low or somewhere in-between with confidence and assuredness. Initially, not all students will understand my challanges so readily, but with consistency and a sincere level of care, learning will take place. And, music will happen.
I look forward to meeting and speaking with my students' parents and guardians. I also look forward to engaging my students on such a level that they are inspired to share their music with you, their parents/guardians, through homework assignments, activities, field experiences, and performances.
I am proud to be a part of such an uplifting and encouraging school district and even prouder to be your child's teacher!