Phone: 256-430-0001


Degrees and Certifications:

Florida Atlantic University, B.A. History Master's Credits in various areas i.e. Instructional Design & Technology, Digital Media, Technology in Education, Social Needs of the Gifted, Distance Education, Reading & Linguistics, Holocaust Studies, First & Second Language Acquisition, and others Florida Atlantic University Florida State University University of Central Florida University of Nevada, Las Vegas James Madison University (VA) Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (VA Tech) Certifications Alabama: Career Technologies, 6-12 Social Science, 6-12 Business, 6-12 Virginia: Gifted Endorsement Technology Education, 6-12 Business Education, 6-12 Social Sciences, 6-12 Florida: Gifted Endorsement Social Sciences, 5-9, 6-12

Mrs. Joy Hearrington


My name is Joy Hearrington and this is my first year at Liberty Middle School. I am enjoying getting to know the students and families of Liberty Middle and this community!

This is my 13th year in education and my fourth year teaching Technology Education. We moved here from the Shenandoah Valley in January 2020 for my husband's job with the Department of Defense. We have an 11 year old daughter. We love to learn new things, travel, and read. I am the club sponsor/advisor for TSA with Mrs. Jones, as co-sponsor, and support the work of First Priority and FCA clubs as well.

This year I am teaching STEM and Digital Publishing. (In Virginia, what Alabama calls STEM is called Technology Education and in both states, the course is a gateway to many engineering classes.) As  Technology Student Association (TSA) advisor this year, I encourage you to learn more about the opportunity to be a part of this group because in TSA you will learn more about many STEM careers which you may have no idea even exist and you just might like to pursue! As a famous GI once said, "Knowing is half the battle." ;)