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Mr.  Stephen  Blake  Van Winkle
Teacher/Band Director
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Subjects Taught
World History for Living


A. P. Brewer High School - 2005-2009 Alabama High School Diploma with Advanced Academic Endorsement

Wallace State Community College (Hanceville, AL) - 2009-2011 Associate in Science Cum Laude (Specialization in Music)

Troy University - 2011-2014 Bachelor of Music Education (Instrumental) Cum Laude


Highly Qualified Certification 2014

Alabama Reading Initiative 2014

Smart Board Training 2014

ACCESS Facilitator Training 2015\

CPR Qualified



Internship at Highland Home School Spring 2014

Judged Solo and Ensemble Performances Spring 2014

Member of the Tri-State Community Orchestra (Dothan) 2014-2016

Private Instrument Instruction 2014-2016

Westgate Christian School (Dothan) 1st Grade Teacher and School Music Director 2014-2015

Assistant Band Director Headland High School 2014-2015

Assistant Band Director/ ACCESS Facilitator Dale County High School 2015-2016



Mr. Van Winkle is a Passionate Leader who aims to influence students to always achieve their highest. While growing up, he was an integral part of his church's children's ministry where he was able to organize, lead, and developed intriguing lessons. Mr. Van Winkle is a native of North Alabama, but has traveled much of the state to achieve his educational goals. He has developed his own educational and performance goals through the varied bands he has volunteered with, and the numerous ensembles he has performed with. He has performed as the French horn Section leader at Wallace State Community College, been a strong member of the Troy University "Sound of the South", Troy concert bands, and the Tri-State Community Orchestra. 

Mr. Van Winkle is a member of the Professional Disc Golf Association, and has won a silver medal at the Alabama State Games. He hopes to grow the sport in the area by spreading the sport to all ages.