ALA December Teacher of the Month

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By Stephanie Chingas

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Congratulations to Matt Wendell, American Leadership Academy Teacher of the Month for December.

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This is Mr. Wendell’s first year at ALA. He teaches Band, Jazz Band, and Drumline.

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Currently, He plays in 2 professional orchestra’s. The Utah Millennial Choir & Orchestra, and the Utah Valley Symphony. He is the Director of the Utah Valley Youth Symphony and also serves as a board member.

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Mr. Wendell graduated high school in Oregon. Attended Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon on a full-ride music scholarship from 2000-2002. And in 2010, received his degree in Music Education from the University of Utah.

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His love and dedication to music won him the John Phillips Sousa Award his senior year of high school, as well as several music scholarships.

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When Matt is not working or playing, he enjoys going to movies, dancing, gardening, and playing video games. He also loves dogs.

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Congratulations Mr. Wendell!
Chris Baird
Chris Bairdhttp://www.servedaily.com
Chris is a family man with a beautiful wife and four kids. Three Girls, One Boy. He enjoys playing basketball, being outdoors, and the old normal.

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