Benfield, Shawn Band



Stone Mt, NC Roan Mountain State Park
Jekyll Island

Hello, I am a 4th generation Buncombe County native. I graduated from Erwin High School in 1991 and went on to receive my Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Western Carolina University. I began my career as Associate Band Director at Asheville High School, after four years I changed jobs and taught at Valley Springs Middle School for 6 years. I finally landed at home here at NBMS and am in my 25th year of teaching. During my time at NBMS I furthered my education receiving a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Gardner-Webb University. My Wife, two daughters and two dogs enjoy long summer camping trips as we explore the many natural wonders this great country has to offer.