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Subjects Taught
Fine Arts

Education

Mrs. Wilbanks earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Dance Education from Birmingham-Southern College. She holds a state of Alabama P-12 Dance Education Certificate. 



Experience

Dance Teacher - Hoover High School: 2016

Varsity Dance Team Coach - Hoover High School: 2017

Junior Varsity Dance Team Coach - Hoover High School: 2011-2016

Dance Teaching Artist - Cultural Alliance of Birmingham: 2012-2015

Co-Owner/Teacher - Studio 1 Dance: 2006-2011

 



Bio

Mrs. Wilbanks has studied dance throughout her life. Her experience at Hoover began when she interned in the HHS Dance Department in 2010. She returning to the Hoover Dance Department in the summer and fall of 2011 as a long-term substitute teacher while continuing to teach and choreograph throughout the Hoover and Birmingham areas. She worked with Charity Jones to start a Junior Varsity dance team program at HHS and became the Junior Varsity Buccanette Coach in 2012. For the next three years, she worked as a Dance Teaching Artist through the Cultural Alliance of Birmingham teaching math and language arts integration through dance in many Birmingham City Elementary Schools while also coaching at Hoover. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Trace Crossings Alabama Arts Education Initiative, is a member of the Alabama K12 Dance Educator Network, and is a member of the Board of Directors for African Children's Mission, a non-profit organization working in East Africa. She began teaching dance full-time at Hoover High in 2016 and moved to the Varsity Buccanette Coach position in 2017. 

Mrs. Wilbanks enjoys spending time with her family; her husband, Wes, twin daughters, Katie Mae & Ashley, son, Wyatt, and dogs, Gidget & Bear. When she isn't at Hoover High or with the dance team, she is usually reading a good book, talking about Uganda, or watching Netflix.