Pennsylvania-Delaware String Teachers Association recognizes alums Travis Pierce `08 and Anita Smith `96 with awards for outstanding teaching and directing
July 16th, 2012
Travis Pierce, a 2008 alumnus currently enrolled in Messiah’s masters in conducting program, was recognized by the Pennsylvania-Delaware String Teachers Association (PADESTA) as outstanding new string/orchestra teacher. The award recognizes string teachers with one to five years of full-time teaching experience who have exhibited the highest levels of leadership, dedication and achievement in public or private schools. Pierce teaches in the Palmyra School District.
Anita (Finkenbinder) Smith `96 received PADESTA’s Orchestra Director of the Year Award for demonstrating outstanding achievement as an orchestra teacher and conductor, resulting in major advancement of her school’s program. Smith works in Central Dauphin School District.
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