Roy Hudson, Alabama Teacher of the Year

This is so cool! Roy Hudson, the theatre teacher at Shades Valley High School here in Birmingham, has been named Alabama Teacher of the Year. The school’s theatre academy just completed its production of “Into the Woods”, a very ambitious show for a high school troupe.

“I’m stunned and honored beyond belief,” Hudson said by phone after a ceremony in Montgomery.

Hudson started teaching high school in 1995 at the age of 42. Before then, he ran his own production company and taught theater at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His plays and musicals have been produced more than 70 times nationwide.

Congratulations, Mr. Hudson!

6 Responses to “Roy Hudson, Alabama Teacher of the Year”

  1. I just so this same report on NBC 13. Congratulations Mr. Hudson.

  2. SandFan22 says:

    This award is so very well-deserved for Mr. Hudson — and will in turn help raise awareness of, and hopefully support for, the talented work done by everyone at Shades Valley Theatre Academy. The arts are such a vital part of our communities and our lives — kudo’s to Roy Hudson for bringing the “spotlight” home! :)

  3. Jennifer says:

    I saw one of his productions last year and it was fabulous. He totally deserves the honor. And it’s nice to see the arts recognized for a change!!

  4. Chuck Hudson says:

    Roy is my older brother and I am so very proud of him. He is an amazing person and talent. This honor is well-deserved and he will be an exemplary ambassador for the teaching profession and the arts. Congratulations, Big Brother!!!

  5. Kathy says:

    Chuck, I’ve had the pleasure of sharing the stage with several of Roy’s students this year. I am not only impressed with their talent but also with their work ethic and positive attitude. He’s a fine example for them, and I know he will be an inspiration for other students and teachers around the state.

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