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music educator

Deborah J. Bradley, music educator. Named Teacher of Year, Cook High School and Cook County, 2000; named to Sudler Order of Merit, John Philip Sousa Foundation, 1984, Hall of Fame, National High School Band Directors, Columbus, Georgia, 2008.


Bradley, Deborah J. was born on November 28, 1953 in Frankfurt, Germany. Daughter of Chelse A. and Rose M. Bradley.


Bachelor in Music Education, Troy State University, Alabama, 1975. Master of Science in Education, Troy State University, Alabama, 1977. Specialist degree in education, Troy State University, Alabama, 1999.


Band director Clarke County High School, Grove Hill, Alabama, 1975—1976. Music sales representative Art's Music Shop, Inc., Dothan, 1976—1977. Band director Calhoun County High School, Edison, Georgia, 1977—1978, Valdosta (Georgia) Junior High School, 1978—1988.

Assistant director Valdosta High School band, 1978—1988. Band director, music director Patrick Henry State Junior College, Monroeville, Alabama, 1988—1990. Band director Clarke Central High School, Athens, Georgia, 1990—1991, Max Bruner Junior Middle School, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, 1991—1992, Cook High School, Adel, Georgia, 1992—2004, Lowndes Middle School, since 2004.

Assistant director Georgia Bridgemen Lowndes High School, Valdosta, Georgia. Honor band chairman Sousa Foundation, 2003. Board director Southeastern United States Troy University Band Clinic.


Alumni president Sound of the South Alumni Band. Member of National High School Band Directors Hall of Fame, Women Band Directors International (industrial chairman 1975—2001, president elect 2004, president 2005-2007, Silver Baton award 2003), High School Band Directors National Association, Georgia Music Educators Association (district 8), Alumni Association South Georgia Troy State University (president 1986—2001), Tau Beta Sigma (charter president Tau Beta Sigma chapter, regional director John Philip Sousa Junior Honours Band, Outstanding Service to Music award 2000).


  • Other Interests

    Travel, volleyball, tennis, bowling, golf.


Chelse A.

Rose M. Bradley