Degrees and Certifications:
B.M. Music Education K-12 ,Cleveland State University (1994) M.M. Music Education K-12, University of Florida (1996) Certification Educational Leadership, University of Alabama (2022) Certifications: Alabama Teacher Certification Class A Instructional Leader P-12 Alabama Teacher Certification Class A Grades P-12 Choral Music
Mrs. Viktoria Truesdail
I am thrilled to be the new music teacher at Horizon! For the past ten years I have been teaching elementary music in the Madison County School System. The most recent school I served was Endeavor Elementary, where I was named their Teacher of the Year for the 2021-2022 school year, as well as the Alternate Elementary Teacher of the Year for all of Madison County Schools. Over the past few years, I have been privileged to receive two Alabama Arts Education Initiative grants for my school, providing valuable arts resources to our students. In addition to teaching my students, I also love sharing my musical knowledge with fellow colleagues. I have presented sessions at the Alabama Music Education Association conference on bucket drumming and cardio drumming, allowing other educators to start drumming clubs at their own schools. I also work closely with my fellow music educators serving as the AMEA elementary division district one co-chair.
Stepping into my music classroom you will see lots of singing, dancing, playing instruments, storytelling and cultural connections. Most of all, however, you will see a lot of kids having a ton of fun! My goal is to instill a lifelong love of music in every student I serve.
I am a huge Harry Potter fan and love sharing information about houses and characters with my students. In my spare time I love being a busy mom to three amazing teenagers. They all attended Horizon Elementary, so I truly feel that this is our home!!