About the Teacher

Mr. Doran Smith



Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's of Science in Education from Jacksonville State University Master's degree in Education from Jacksonville State University

Mr. Doran Smith

Mr. Smith grew up all over Alabama.  He spent his childhood in Jacksonville Alabama, where his father worked for Jacksonville State University.  His family moved to Cullman, Alabama from where Mr. Smith would eventually graduate.  While in the 6th grade, Mr. Smith moved with his family to Mansfield, Texas where his father worked at the University of Texas at Arlington, but his family returned to Alabama after only one year.

While in high school and after graduating, Mr. Smith was a drummer and played in most ensembles that Cullman High School offered: marching band, pep band, German band, and jazz band.  After graduating, Mr. Smith continued to play with ensembles at JSU and local churches.  He is currently one of the durmmers for Church of the Highlands' Gadsden Campus. 

Mr. Smith enjoys being at Ashville Middle and teaching its talented students.  His first year, he coached the Chess Club and has sponsored the AHS Drumline in years past.  He surrently coaches the AMS Archery Team.  You can find a link to his classroom facebook page under the links section of his website.



Childersburg Middle School - 2010-2011 school year.

Word Alive Academy - 2011 - 2013 school years.

Ashville Middle School - 2013 - present.