Dr. Heather Duvall, Band Director
Hello Charger families! I am very excited to join the amazing staff at AFMS and can't wait to starting making music and building our Charger traditions! I've taught middle school Band at Dillard Drive MS for twenty years. While at Dillard, I earned National Board Certification in 2002 and was named Teacher of the Year in 2004.
Prior to joining WCPSS, I earned undergraduate and master’s degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill in music education as a Morehead Scholar. I’ve always had a passion for research and math as well as music, and this led me to a PhD degree in music education from UNC-Greensboro with a focus on how music and math are intertwined in the classroom. I enjoy sharing my passion for music and the arts to help students develop a love for music during these exciting middle school years. I love that Band offers students the opportunity to develop their individual musical skills as well as reinforce academics in literacy, math, and other subject areas. We then share these skills and talents with others through performing as well as learning to work together as a team towards a common goal.
Outside of teaching, I enjoy spending time with my wonderful husband and our three amazing children who always keep us on our toes!
I look forward to meeting all of you soon and filling the halls of AFMS with music and energy!