Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Chris Smith

Mr. Smith is currently in his 23rd year as band director at Cottonwood High School.  He graduated from Troy University with both his Master's and Bachelor degrees in Music Education.  Mr. Smith continually performs throughout the Wiregrass Area as a member of the SEACT Orchestra, Troy University Community Band, and at various churches throughout Dothan, Al.  Since his hiring at Cottonwood High School Mr. Smith has been a two time Outstanding Young Man Of America, Who's Who of Emerging Leaders, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, two time Who's Who Among America's Teachers, and was the 2016-2017 Cottonwood High School Secondary Teacher of The Year.

During Mr. Smith's time at Cottonwood High School the band program has consistently had students participate in the Alabama All-State Festival, earn Superior Ratings at Solo & Ensemble, participate in College Honor Bands throughout the state of Alabama, and earn more scholarships than most students in their graduating class.  The band itself has won numerous Best In Class awards, earned superior ratings at both marching and concert festivals, and regularly performs in the local community and throughout out the Wiregrass Area.