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Mrs. Lara Meeks
Whether it is through English or Theatre, welcome to the family! I have now been a part of the Blue Devil family for 2 1/2 years. Not only dol I teach both subjects, but I also direct the schoolwide theatre program. We always need students with various talents and skills so be sure you keep your eyes and ears open for more information.
I came to Moody by way of Gardendale High School where I taught English and Theatre, and I brought back their theatre program. Prior to that, I spent eight years teaching struggling students in Jefferson County’s alternative school, and I started my career with ten years in Trussville City Schools. Hewitt-Trussville High School gave me my first taste of directing when I worked as the Technical Director. Over the years, I have taught quite a few electives and sponsored several clubs so I look forward to plugging in here.
On a personal note, my husband Rodney will be around during productions since he helps with set work. My students usually become fast friends with him because of his BBQ pitmaster and catering skills. I have a daughter, Savannah, who is in college and working. She often helps with the plays as well. It’s a family affair. I'm excited to start the new year with all of you. Go Blue Devils and Roll Tide!
Each year, we try to push ourselves a little more. Not only are we doing a big show, The Great Gatsby, at the CEPA center this fall, but our plan is to put on a murder-mystery dinner show in Jan., and we'll put on the first Black History Month program in the history of Moody. Finally, we will be doing our second musical in May. Listen for announcements so that you can audition for a show.