Degrees and Certifications:

M.Ed in Instructional Leadership. Certification: ALSDE Class A, Grades P-12 Instructional Leader. B.A. in Art, minor in Education. Certification: ALSDE Class B, Grades P-12 Visual Art. National Board Certified Teacher Art - Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood, 2021

Mrs. Judy Bagwell

Hello, and a warm, colorful welcome to Journey Middle School!

I'm absolutely thrilled to be your art teacher this year, and I can't wait to embark on this creative journey with each and every one of you. I've always had a passion for art, and my journey in this field has been a vibrant one.

I'm a proud native of Huntsville, Alabama, and I graduated from Hazel Green High School. I attended Athens State University, where I graduated summa cum laude, earning a B.A. in Art with a minor in Education. In 2021, I became a National Board Certified Teacher. Additionally, I recently earned my Masters of Education in Instructional Leadership from the University of West Alabama.

I had the pleasure of teaching art at Discovery Middle School for six years. During that time, I taught a diverse palette of art courses, from Introduction to Visual Art, Intermediate Visual Art, and Advanced Art, to Sculpting Art, Mixed Media Art, and even Introduction to Fashion Design. 

Beyond the classroom, my world revolves around my family. I'm happily married to my wonderful husband, Derek, and we're proud parents of two college-age children, Parker and Disney. As for my favorite art mediums, there's a kaleidoscope of choices that interest me. I enjoy sculpting, charcoal, pastels, colored pencils, gouache, and oil paints, each offering its own unique possibilities for self-expression. 

I'm honored to be your guide on this artful expedition, and I can't wait to see the incredible works of art that each of you will create. Get ready to unleash your creativity and let your imagination soar as we draw, paint, and sculpt our way through this exciting first year at Journey Middle School!