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LaVilla Teacher of the Week

4:34 PM, Jan 12, 2010   |    comments
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  • Teacher of the Week Shawn Pendry
  • LaVilla School of the Arts

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  A student at LaVilla School of the Arts nominated her chorus director for Teacher of the Week. 

Shawn Pendry has been teaching at LaVilla for six years. His last class of the day is with The LaVilla Arts Singers, an all female chorus. 

"They make it a wonderful way to end the day because you get to come in here and make music and have fun expressing ourselves and being passionate about what we do."

One of his students, Haley Chapman, is in that class and nominated Mr. Pendry for Teacher of the Week. In her letter, she writes, 'He loves what he does. He cares about us, and let's us embrace who we are. If it wasn't for him, I would not be who I am today.'

The students all have beautiful voices. It's a gift and Pendry helps each of them use their voice to the best of their ability. 

Haley says she looks forward to his classes every day. "He's definitely my favorite teacher. I've had him for three years."

Together with his students they are all better singers, better performers and better all round. 

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