Mr. Kenneth Bevis

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Mr. Kenneth Bevis

Brent is an accomplished classical musician who began his musical life with a nine year study of the piano. His interest in guitar began in high school and continued at the Florida State University School of Music,where he was fortunate to study with the renowned guitar pedagogue, Bruce Holzman and receive his Bachelor’s Degree in Music.
 
Brent spent 10 years in Tallahassee teaching and playing guitar professionally. Since being in Jacksonville Brent has served on the staffs of Celebration Episcopal Church and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church as Music Associatefor Contemporary Worship. While at St. Mark’s, Brent transcribed for guitar the Taize sourcebook Songs and Prayers from Taize, a collection of 50 chorales used for contemplative worship.
 
Brent has also transcribed and recorded a collection of 11 songs by the rock group Pink Floyd for finger style guitar, and has recently completed an anthology of 36 pieces arranged for guitar quartet with 4 sections,each representing one of the four pre-modern musical periods. Brent is a founding member of the Riverside Guitar Quartet, and performs regularly as a soloist in a variety of genres including Classical, Pop, Blues, Irish, and Ragtime. He maintains a privateteaching studio as well as having served as an adjunct professor for classical guitar at Jacksonville University for the past four years.
Mrs. Cheryl Brown

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Mr. Gary Mericle

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Mr. Gary Mericle

My name is Coach Mericle and I have been a physical education teacher for 14 years. This is my first year at Parkwood Heights Elementary School.
Mr. John Petry

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Mr. John Petry

Mr. John Petry graduated with honors from Terry Parker High School then attended Florida Junior College and the University of North Florida to obtain a BFA degree in Graphic Design. He spent the next 30 years as a graphic designer, art director and print production services director for Husk Jennings Advertising and Public Relations in Jacksonville. The agency's sale led to a career change for Mr. Petry. His sister, a long time art instructor in Duval County, suggested he try teaching art. That meant a return to college at Jacksonville University for teacher certification courses that eventually led to a career in teaching. Mr. Petry has been at Parkwood Heights for nearly six years now. "It's my neighborhood school and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else."
Mrs. Marisol Torres

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Mrs. Marisol Torres