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photograph of first grade teachers

Left to right:  Mrs. Hubbard, Mrs. Hedgpeth, Mrs. Johnson, and Mrs. Berry

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Mrs. Hedgpeth graduated from Longwood University with BS in Elementary Education. She taught second grade in Halifax County for four years. She has been teaching first grade at AES for 23 years. She is married and has three children and one grandson.   She enjoys cooking and catering. She is also a graduate of Altavista High School.   

Mrs. Hubbard graduated from Radford University with a BS in Early Childhood Education. She began teaching kindergarten in 1981 at Yellow Branch Elementary School. There she taught for 13 years in kindergarten and third grade. In 1994 she transferred to Altavista Elementary where she taught in the Odyssey program until 2000 when she began teaching first grade. She enjoys attending sporting events and reading. She and her husband Dean have two children. She is also a graduate of Altavista High School.