Valerie Womack Morgan is currently in her third year as band director at Simmons Middle School. Previously, she has held positions at Woodward Academy, Fayette Middle School and Babb Middle School. Her ensembles have consistently earned superior ratings in all evaluated festival events. Bands under Ms. Morgan’s direction have received invitations to perform at many clinics and conventions including the 2010 Auburn University Middle School Band Clinic, the 2008 Georgia Music Educators Association In-service Conference, the 2006 Southeastern United States Middle School Band Clinic, the University of Georgia Middle School Music Festivals in 2008, 1998, and 1994, the 1996 Southeastern United States Band Clinic and the 1996 Atlanta International Band and Orchestra Conference. The Woodward Academy and Fayette Middle School Bands have won numerous sweepstakes and division awards at national and regional music festivals. In 1998, the Fayette Middle School Symphonic Band presented a concert in Carnegie Hall in New York.
Mrs. Morgan received her Masters of Music Education degree from the VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois and her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Troy University. She is a member of the Music Educators National Conference, the Alabama Music Educators Association, the Alabama Bandmasters Association, the National Band Association, and Phi Beta Mu. Mrs. Morgan has been a recipient of the National Band Association, “Citation of Excellence” on several occasions. Mrs. Morgan was a conductor for the Youth Concert Band of Atlanta, an auditioned group for young musicians in grades 7, 8, and 9. She has served in numerous leadership capacities at both the district and state levels for GMEA. Mrs. Morgan is active as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the southeastern United States. She is married to Harrison and they are the proud parents of Lily, who is 9, and Harrison, who is 5.