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Debra Hughes Staff Photo
Subjects Taught
Concert Band


1989 High School-Red Level High School-Red Level, AL

1994 Bachelor's of Science in Music Education

1997 Master's of Sciend in Music Education


1994-1996  Director of Bands  Straughn High School  Andalusia,AL

1996-2004 Director of Bands Sumter County High School Americus, GA

2004-2018 Director of Bands Americus Sumter High School Americus, GA


I have been teaching band for 24 years. I have taught in Alabama and Georgia.  I have a great passion for music but an even greater passion for impacting the students I teach and helping them to be the best version of themselves.  I love my students as if they are my own children.  My relationship with my students is that of a mother loving their child.  I want to see my kids succeed not only in music but in life.  I love the kids of Sumter County and take pride in teaching here in Americus.  I have had so many wonderful kids to come through the band program here and am excited to see what God has instore for me and my kids this upcoming year.  

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."  Proverbs 3: 5-6