Mrs. Jenney Merritt

Phone: 256-837-3735


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Instrumental Music Education, The University of Alabama  M.A. Wind Band Conducting, The American Band College 

Mrs. Jenney Merritt

Band Director


Mrs. Merritt attended the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa (Roll Tide!) and earned her bachelor’s degree in Instrumental Music Education. Additionally, she earned her masters degree in Band Conducting through Sam Houston State University from The American Band College in Ashland, Oregon.


Mrs. Merritt has 8 years of experience as a band director. She began her teaching career as the director for Madison County High School, Central School and Madison County Elementary School in Gurley, Alabama where she taught all levels of middle school band, high school (7th-12th) marching band, choir and jazz band. Before that, she was the administrative assistant for the Mountain Gap Middle School Band and taught clarinet and saxophone music lessons. This is her fifth year as band director at Discovery Middle School teaching beginning Cadet Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Panther Jazz Band.

She co-sponsors the DMS Percussion Ensemble and Fall Color Guard.


Mrs. Merritt is a native of Birmingham, AL.  She has been a resident of Madison for 9 years. She lives with her husband, Matt and her golden retriever, Rigby.


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