• Mrs. Hughes 
      Leah Hughes


     Phone: 342-2800
    9th and 10th Grade Counselor
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    Subjects Taught

    Advanced English 11 (2012-present)
    Freshman Seminar (2013-present)
    AP Language and Composition (2019-present)
    Peer Helper (2021-present)

    Pre-AP English 9 (2014-2015)
    Advanced English 10 (2012-2018)
    Advanced English 11 (2013-2015)
    English 11 (2011-2013)
    English 12 (2011-2012)


    M.A. School Counseling (2020)
    B.S. Secondary Education -- English Language Arts (2010)


    Hillcrest High School  2011-present


    After 11 years of teaching English at Hillcrest, I am thrilled to have moved over to the counseling office!  I primarily serve 9th and 10th grade students and their families.

    I grew up in a military family, and we were stationed in 5 states before I settled in Tuscaloosa for college--and never left! I am a proud graduate of the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) and love cheering on my Hillcrest Patriots on Friday nights and the Crimson Tide on Saturdays!  My husband and I have two children.  When I'm not teaching or attending Hillcrest events, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, and cooking.