• I've had a lot of questions about drama and what is happening with it this year. The goal is to have two schoolwide productions. You do NOT have to take the class to be a part of it. We will have an interest meeting where I will allow the students to talk about ideas. Once a decision is made on the show, an announcement will be made for the audition days. Certainly you may come and talk to me if you have questions, but I will be pushing out more information once we have settled into the school year. 

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Mrs. Lara Meeks

Whether it is through English or Theatre, welcome to the family! Although I made my initial appearance in January, this will be my first full year at MHS. Not only will I teach both subjects, but I will also direct the schoolwide theatre program. We 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!