Mrs. Taryn Tidwell
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Taryn Tidwell is the choir, drama, and musical theatre director at Shepherd Junior High School. She in her fourth year of teaching with Mesa Public Schools, loving every minute of music making that happens throughout the day. Taryn is a strong supporter of music and arts in the schools and enjoys bringing music, dance, and laughter into her classroom.
Taryn received her Bachelors of Music in Choral/General Music Education from Arizona State University, where she studied voice under the direction of Carole FitzPatrick. She is an active member of the ACDA, NAfME, and AMEA music organizations. She is the 2015 recipient of the AMEA Outstanding New Choral Music Educator Award. Taryn is also very involved in community theatre and enjoys choreographing and performing in shows, workshops, and camps around the valley. She is the recent recipient of the 2017 Arizona Diamondbacks Most Valuable Teacher Award.
Taryn is so thrilled to be working with these amazing students. She would like to publicly thank her wonderful husband Brandon and her family for always being so supportive of her musical endeavors, and giving her the encouragement to always pursue her passion for music and theatre.