Title: Choral Director & Choral Teacher
Company: Floyd County High School
Location: Floyd, Virginia, United States
Sandra Rector Smith, Choral Director and Teacher at Floyd County High School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in music.
As a young child, Ms. Smith demonstrated a passion for music by excelling in her piano lessons and composing for her local church. Upon graduating from high school, she taught piano lessons to interested parties. Eventually, she received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts at Radford University in 1969 and 1972, respectively. Since 1971, Ms. Smith has excelled as a faculty member at Floyd County High School. Currently, she serves as the school’s choral director, while simultaneously contributing as the co-director of music. In these capacities, she is responsible for teaching choral music and piano through K-12 education.
As an active member of her community, Ms. Smith had enjoyed more than 45 years as a member of the Floyd County Woman’s Club between 1973 and 2020. The organization’s activities involve projects in the arts and education, as well as the preservation of the environment. Civically, she has been aligned with the Presbyterian Church of Floyd as both the organist and choir director since 1971. Ms. Smith attributes her success to being absolutely passionate about music, as well as her affinity for people and children, especially. She has also been blessed with wonderful administrators.
In an effort to remain aware of developments in her field, Ms. Smith remains a member of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians, the American Guild of Organists and the American Choral Director Association. She also maintains a membership with the National Association for Music Educators. For her accomplishments in the field, Ms. Smith has been featured in the 25th edition of Who’s Who of American Women. In the coming years, she hopes to remain healthy and happy for as long as she is able.