Teacher Information

Ms. Mindi Smithson

Phone: (281) 634-5013


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in English from Texas A&M University Grade 6-12 English certification ESL certified GT Trained

Ms. Mindi Smithson

I am Ridge Point's English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)/Sheltered Reading teacher. My courses are specifically for students who are new to the United States or have been here for three years or less. My students come from all over the globe. They have unique, yet similar stories to tell. We're also enjoying learning about one another's cultures. I have taught English, Pre-AP English, Phonemic Awareness, Ancient Cultures, and New Mexico history in my 21-year experience, spending 19 years of those at the middle school level.  Eleven of those years were in seventh grade at Baines Middle School. What fun it has been seeing all of my former students, NJHS kiddos, and those I've known in the community!

My son is a 2017 RPHS grad, and my daughter is a 2019 graduate. Although neither of them are Aggies like their mother, they are thriving at their own universities, and that makes all the difference.

I want the same for my students--for them to thrive, be successful, and happy.  

Teacher Schedule

  • Period 1: ESL Instructional Support
    Period 2: Conference  
    Period 3: Sheltered Reading 2
    Period 4: ESOL 2
    Period 5: Sheltered Reading 1
    Period 6: ESOL 1
    Period 7: ESL Compliance

Teacher Tutorial Schedule

    Tutorial 1: Tuesday afternoon 2:50-3:30 PM
    Tutorial 2:  Wednesday morning 6:50-7:20 AM
    Tutorial 3: By appointment at student's or parents' request