Deborah Aldridge Staff Photo
Subjects Taught
Music

Education

I graduated for Snead State Community College with an Associates Degree in Music Education.  Next, I earned both a Bachelors Degree and a Masters Degree in Music Education (both Summa Cum Laude) from Jacksonville State University.  I also have earned an additional endorsement in Elementary Education from UAH and am considered Highly Qualified by the State of Alabama.



Experience

I have worked at several jobs - including a shoe store, a bank and WalMart!!!  However, I began my teaching career by giving lessons in my home in Boaz and at First Baptist Church, Oneonta.  When I stopped teaching privately, I had between 40 and 50 students. 

My internship was at Etowah High School with the amazing director Tommy Cole.

My first Public School teaching job was in the Calhoun County System at Alexandria High School teaching grades 5 - 12..  During that time I had many students who made All State Choir - we even sang in Carnegie Hall in New York City!!!  We also achieved highest rankings at choir festivals and solo and ensemble. They were a hard working group of students!

This is the 12th year for me at Albertville.  For nine years I taught 3rd and 4th grade music at Albertville Elementary School and this my third year at Evans.  Your kids are SUPER!  I enjoy working with them very much and feel privileged to work in a school system where the arts are so important.



Bio

I grew up in Oneonta, Alabama where I graduated from high school.  Then over 30 years ago my husband and family moved to Boaz  and we have lived here on Sand Mountain ever since.  We love it here.  

Michael and I have been married for 37 years.  We have two children, Erin and Nathan.  Erin and her husband, Paul, have five children, three girls and two boys - Emily, Amelia, Naomi, Timothy and Benjamin.   Our son, Nathan, is also married to a wonderful young woman, Nicole, who teaches math at Gadsden State Community College.  They gave us another granddaughter this summer - Nora.  Yes, that's a total of 6 grandchildren!