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Mrs. Debbie Smith

Working with children is all I ever wanted to do as far as I can remember. I also have a love and appreciation for Art - in all forms. After my initial college degree in Fine Arts, I worked as a Graphic Artist for several years, but realized I would rather enjoy Art on my terms as a hobby and not feel pressure for deadlines as a career. So, I went back to school and got my degree in Elementary Education.
I have been employed with Huntsville City Schools since 1995. I taught 2nd grade at Ridgecrest for seven years and 4th grade at Jones Valley for 12 years. In the midst of my years at Jones Valley, I decided to go back to school again and get my Masters in School Counseling. Last year was my first year to serve as AAA's School Counselor! I will say there were times I felt overwhelmed learning the ropes in a different role in Education. It was exciting and scary at the same time.
I have the best of both worlds; working with wonderful kids and surrounded by the Arts! I love my job at AAA! I feel so blessed to be a part of an awesome group of educators and staff I call my friends.
Looking forward to helping you any way I can. :)
Education: 
Masters of Education in School Counseling
Bachelor of Elementary Education
Highly Qualified Teacher Eligibility
Certifications: 
*Professional Certificate Issued on 11/01/2007
Class A School Counselor (050) Grade level P - 12

*Professional Certificate Issued on 12/21/1995
Class B Elementary (75A) Grade level K - 6
Phone: 
256-428-7600 ext: 0289
Department: 
Counselor

Email:
debbie.smith@hsv-k12.org