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
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.
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.