Degrees and Certifications:
NBCT Adolescent Social Studies - Currently pursuing EdS. Teacher Leader - UWA - Currently pursuing Master's in History Ed - UA - 2012 Bachelor's in Social Science Ed - UA - 2008 Associate's in Social Science Ed - Snead State - 2006
J. Smith graduated from Douglas High School in 2004, where he finished ranked 5th in his class and was a member of the golf and basketball teams. He was a member of the 2001 Marshall County Golf Championship Team. He earned an associate's degree in Secondary Education: Social Science from Snead State Community College in 2006, a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education: Social Science from the University of Alabama in 2008, and a Master's degree in History from the University of Alabama in 2012. He is currently pursuing an EdS. Teacher Leader degree from the University of West Alabama. He is also currently pursuing National Board Certification in Adolescent Social Studies. J. Smith has spent his entire career at BHS, 2008-Present, in the same classroom. He teaches U.S. History II and Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH). He was the 2013 BHS Teacher of the Year. He has been the head Men's and Women's golf coach since 2014. His Men's teams qualified for Sub-State as individuals or as a team in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2021 (No 2020 season). His 2021 Men's team qualifed for the AHSAA 5A State Tournament, where they finished 4th, and compiled an 18-3 match record. This was the first state tournament team since 2010. His Women's teams qualified for Sub-State as individuals or as a team in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 (No 2020 season). His 2021 Women's team finished 2nd at the Marshall County Tournament with a 15-5 match record. He has been married to his wife (high school sweetheart), Racquel (BHS Class of 2005), since 2008. They have a son, Walker (8) and a daughter, Weslyn (4), who attend Boaz City Schools. He currently serves as pastor of the Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church near Boaz, 2017-Present.