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Debra West

I have been married for 44 years to my husband, Donald West, Sr., and we have 5 children, 3 boys and 2 girls. We have 9 wonderful grandchildren who we truly love and enjoy. I have been with Huntsville City Schools for over 29 years. Thirteen of those years were at the Academy for Science and Foreign Languages, 10 years at the Academy for Academics and Arts, and 2 years at Chapman Schools. I was honored to receive "Outstanding Principal of the Year" from the Council of PTA 2014. I count it a blessing and privilege to work with your children and look forward to a successful and exciting academic school year.
Master of School Leadership and Instruction, Samford University
Master of Elementary Education, Alabama A&M University
Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education, University of Alabama Huntsville
Abington High School, Abington, Pennsylvania
Class A, Instructional Leader, P-12
Class A, Elementary Education, K-6
Class B, Elementary Education, K-6

Highly-Qualified Teacher: Core Academic Subjects, Including Reading ; Grades: K-6
2014-Present: Principal, Weatherly Heights Elementary
2012-2014: Assistant Principal, Chapman P-8 School
2006-2012: Reading Coach, Academy for Academics and Arts
2002-2006: 3rd grade, Academy for Academics and Arts
1989-2002: 6th grade Language Arts/Social Studies, Academy for Science and Foreign Language