Deanna Bell

Deanna Bell is the music teacher at Vestavia Hills Elementary East, conductor of the Birmingham Wind Ensemble, and an adjunct music professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has worked in Alabama, Tennessee, and Virginia teaching elementary music, choir, and band in all grade levels from kindergarten to college. As the Director of Bands at Linkhorne Middle School in Virginia, her bands consistently earned superior ratings. Deanna joined the Shades Valley High School Band staff in 2006 and worked with the high school marching band for seven years.
She earned her Bachelor of Science in Music Education from The University of Alabama and her Master of Music Education from Samford University. Deanna studied conducting with Dr. Gerald Welker and Dr. Ken Ozzello. In 2010, Deanna was awarded National Board Certification in Early and Middle Childhood Music. Deanna received Orff Levels I, II, and III Certification from Samford University and Kodaly Levels I and II Certification from The University of Montevallo. She serves on the Alabama Kodaly Educators Board, the Executive Board for the Alabama Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, and is a District 3 Chair for the Alabama Music Educators Association. Deanna is the 2016-2017 Elementary Teacher of the Year for Vestavia Hills City Schools.

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