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Moon Area Middle School orchestra teacher Amanda Neville received this year’s Outstanding New String/Orchestra Teacher award from the Pennsylvania-Delaware String Teachers Association.
Monday, May 13, 2013, 12:03 a.m.

Noteworthy: Neville was named Outstanding New String/Orchestra Teacher by the Pennsylvania-Delaware String Teachers Association. The award recognizes full-time orchestra teachers for leadership, dedication and achievement.

Occupation: Moon Area Middle School orchestra and strings teacher.

Age: 27

Residence: Moon

Family: Husband Cory, 5-month-old daughter Leila.

Background: After graduating from college, Neville taught in Johnstown for three years before joining Moon Area. For two and a half years, she taught string music at the district's elementary schools and directed the high school's orchestra. She became orchestra and strings teacher at the middle school in December. She is on maternity leave.

Education: Bachelor's degree in music education from Duquesne University, 2007; pursuing master's degree in music education at Duquesne.

Quote: “It's really an honor to teach at Moon. A lot of districts are cutting their programs and at Moon we're expanding.”

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