Joy Grimsley is the current Assistant Director of Bands at Valdosta Middle School. A graduate of Berkmar High School in Lilburn, Georgia, she earned both her Bachelor of Music Education and Master’s of Science in Education from Troy University in 1996 and 1997, respectively. While at Troy, she participated in the “Sound of the South” Marching Band, Symphony Band, Concert Band, and Jazz Band, served as President of CMENC, and was an active member of the Epsilon Xi chapter of Tau Beta Sigma. In 1994, she was the recipient of the Kathryn Siphers Memorial Scholarship given by Women Band Director’s International, and in 1996 was awarded the John M. Long Academic Scholarship Award.
Prior to coming to Valdosta Middle, Mrs. Grimsley served as the first Director of Bands at Bainbridge Middle School in Bainbridge, Georgia. Professional memberships include the National Association for Music Education, Georgia Music Educators Association and Women Band Directors International. She is a Life Member of Tau Beta Sigma and is also a Sigma Alpha Iota Patroness.
Mrs. Grimsley performs with the Azalea Winds Community Band, and is married to Jamie Grimsley. They have one son, Braddock, who plays tuba at Valdosta High School.