I have been teaching band in Trussville since 1996. My job includes conducting Concert Band and coordinating the HTHS Color Guard and Highsteppers. I'm originally from Moulton, AL. Growing up on a farm taught me the value of getting up early and getting busy. I also learned how important planning and preparation are to any project. Many times, the jobs I was given by my parents or grandparents on the farm weren't fun, but they were important tasks that lead to a bigger goal being accomplished. It is my goal to use band to help kids realize that through diligence and persistence, they too can accomplish wonderful things. I received a full music scholarship to Jacksonville State University where I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master of Music Education Degree. Music has opened so many doors for me and I hope to share those opportunities with my students.
Trussville has been my home since 1996 when I became the band director at Hewitt-Trussville Middle School. In 2003, I became the assistant band director at Hewitt-Trussville High School. I met my husband, John, after moving to Trussville. We have three children, a precious daughter-in-law, and one handsome grandson. I am blessed to teach and have my family in such a wonderful community.
Scott Waid is currently serving in his 24th year of teaching and in his 16th year as the Director of Bands at Hewitt-Trussville High School (2003-Present). Prior to his position at Hewitt-Trussville High School he served four years as Band Director at Hewitt-Trussville Junior High (1999-2003), two years as Assistant Band Director at Hewitt-Trussville High School (1997-1999) and two years as Band Director at Leeds High School and Leeds Middle School (1995-1997). Mr. Waid graduated from Hewitt-Trussville High School in 1990. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Jacksonville State University, and a Masters of Arts in Teaching and Learning with an emphasis in Technology Integration from Nova Southeastern University. While at JSU, Mr. Waid served as Trumpet Section Leader with the Marching Southerners, Student Director of the Basketball Pep Band, and Music Director of the Miss JSU Pageant. His professional affiliations include Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Professional Music Fraternity, International Trumpet Guild, Alabama Bandmasters Association, National Association of Music Educators, and the Alabama Educators Association. Mr. Waid remains active as a performer, playing trumpet at weddings and other engagements throughout the state. Mr. Waid has been blessed with two wonderful children, Grant and Ginny.