Mrs. Vanessa Edwards, Choral Director
Vanessa Edwards, a Texas native, has served as choral director at AMMS since 2014. Mrs. Edwards has taught in Fulton County for 14 years. At AMMS, she directs a program of 225 students in chorus, and serves as music director and publicity manager for the Spring Musical Theatre Production. Mrs. Edwards attended McNeese State University, earning a Bachelors of Music Education, and two levels of Kodaly certification. Mrs. Edwards is a member of the VoiceCare Network, having completed the training course in July, 2018. As a performer, she cantors at St. Jude Catholic Church in Sandy Springs.
Vanessa Edwards has sponsored students in District V Honor Chorus, Children's Community Chorus Festival in conjunction with Atlanta Young Singers, Georgia All State Chorus, Georgia 6th Grade Statewide Honor Chorus, GA ACDA Summer Honor Chorus, ACDA National Junior High Honor Chorus, ACDA Southern Division Honor Chorus and Junior Theatre Festival ATL. Mrs. Edwards has served as clinician host/organizer for District V Honor Chorus and Fulton County Elementary Choral Clinic.
Mrs. Edwards has served in a leadership capacity on the Autrey Mill School Governance Council from 2015-2018. She currently serves as GMEA District V Secretary (2016-2020) and GA ACDA R&R Chair for Middle School/Junior High (2018-2020).