Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre, Birmingham-Southern College Bachelor of Arts in Dance, Birmingham-Southern College Masters of Education in Secondary English Language Arts, The University of Montevallo

Ms. Valerie Lemmons

I absolutely love my Hewitt-Trussville Family!  I have been teaching theatre in public schools for 10 years (Jefferson County and Monroe County Schools).  In my previous life I was a freelance director/choreographer/performer for theatre companies in AL, GA, TN, and FL.  I worked as a Cast Member for Walt Disney World Entertainment in Orlando, FL and lived the artist's life in New York City.  I earned a BA in both Musical Theatre and Dance from Birmingham-Southern College and my Masters in Secondary English Language Arts from the University of Montevallo.  In the summers I serve as a Teaching Artist for the UAB Visual and Performing Arts Centers.  I am a huge animal lover and have been known to rescue all types of creatures.  I lost my 15 year old black lab last year, but still have my two rescue cats.   Dempsy was rescued from a dumpster and Olivia is a rescue that showed up on my porch.  I look forward to encouraging and shaping our future performers, technicians, and theatre patrons.  


I use REMIND and Google Classroom as my primary means of communicating with parents and students. 

To join REMIND text the corresponding message to 81010

Theatre I: @lemmone

Theatre II: @lemmt

Musical Theatre: @lemmu

Audition Information: @lemmau

Class Fees:

All Theatre courses have a class fee of $15. This helps us to pay for the rights to the scenes, songs, and plays that we will study and perform in class.

Supplies Needed:

1 Spiral notebook (to be stored in classroom) for journaling and notes

1 Folder with pockets to keep track of scene work

1 pack of post it notes



*Musical Theatre students will need to wear clothing that they can move in for dance days (typically Fridays) when we will learn choreography. 

Wish List


Clorox Wipes

Paper Towels

Duct Tape

Painters Tape

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