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Mrs. Debra Hightower

Hello, my name is Debra Hightower. This is my 25th year teaching here at SMS.  I have taught all subjects, except science, for grades 5 and 6.  I am from Andalusia, AL.  I am married and have a daughter who is in the 8th grade this year here at SMS.  I received my associate of science and arts degrees from Lurleen B. Wallace Junior College, my bachelor's degree from Troy University in Elementary Education, and my master's degree from Western Governor's University in Curriculum and Instruction.  I believe it is my calling to work with children and I love what I do.  It is my desire to help my students to achieve their best while in my classroom while pushing them to never settle for less than their best.