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Board of Education October Recognitions

teachers of the year October 31, 2019 — The Vestavia Hills Board of Education on Monday took time to recognize several teachers and administrators for their recent achievements.

The Board recognized the following individuals during its October meeting:

Vestavia Hills City Schools Teachers of the Year

  • Jennifer Dawsey - Vestavia Hills Elementary East
  • Lori Reeves - Vestavia Hills Elementary West (Elementary Teacher of the Year)
  • Tiffany Marron - Vestavia Hills Elementary Cahaba Heights
  • Martha Martin - Vestavia Hills Elementary Liberty Park
  • Kelly Bagby - Vestavia Hills Elementary Dolly Ridge
  • Kathie Knickrehm - Pizitz Middle School
  • Chassi Waddell - Liberty Park Middle School
  • Michael Sinnott - Vestavia Hills High School


Vestavia Hills City Schools Principals — National Principals Month

  • Dr. Ty Arendall - Vestavia Hills Elementary Dolly Ridge
  • Dr. Tyler Burgess - Vestavia Hills High School
  • Abbie Freeman - Vestavia Hills Elementary Liberty Park
  • Kim Hauser - Vestavia Hills Elementary West
  • Dr. Alicia Hunsberger - Vestavia Hills Elementary Cahaba Heights
  • Chris Pennington - Louis Pizitz Middle School
  • Dr. Mark Richardson - Vestavia Hills Elementary East
  • Tonya Rozell - Liberty Park Middle School


Trudye Confessore — Certified Kodály Educator

Trudye Confessore, music teacher at Vestavia Hills Elementary West, recently completed certification in the Kodály Concept of music education and is now a certified Kodály educator. Kodály certification is a rigorous process that spans three years and develops a teacher’s musical and pedagogical skills. Training in the Kodály concept includes study in choir and conducting, research of folk music, and curriculum development strategies. There are fewer than a dozen certified Kodály educators in Alabama.