Academy of the ArtsDenise Trimm has taught and served as an administrator everywhere from the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham to a fine arts charter school in Flagstaff, Arizona. She is a two-time graduate of the University of Alabama, earning a bachelor of science in secondary education, and an MFA in creative writing. In 2002, she was named Teacher of the Year by the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts. Soon after, Birmingham magazine featured her in its “Women Who are Making a Difference” edition. In 2010 she earned her national board certification in language arts. Trimm received a performance award in 2014 from Mountain Brook City Schools, where she teaches English and creative writing. She has a great passion for reading and writing, and her poetry, fiction and feature articles have won contests and been published in various magazines and newspapers across the country.