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Teaching students the value of music at Goodwyn Middle

John Mull teaches band to middle school students at Goodwyn in Montgomery (Source: WSFA 12 News). John Mull teaches band to middle school students at Goodwyn in Montgomery (Source: WSFA 12 News).
Mull hugs student for sending in a Class Act nomination (Source: WSFA 12 News) Mull hugs student for sending in a Class Act nomination (Source: WSFA 12 News)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

In a sea full of voices, sometimes it's hard to be heard. One educator in Montgomery is making sure to give personalized attention to each one of his students, and his name is John Mull.

Teaching has been a passion of Mull's for decades, but he always wanted to incorporate music into his life as well.

"It's something I have always wanted to do. It started way back in middle school," said Mull. "I wanted to be a band director, and I pursued it. I went through high school and college at ASU in band, and after that I went into the military and I was in band there also. I did 21 years in the band and retired, then came back to Montgomery."

Since 2001, Mr. Mull has been teaching students at Goodwyn Middle School the important of music. The life skills they learn in his class can be applied to more than just a musical performance.

"It teachers them a lot of discipline. You have to be a very disciplined students to be in band, and that discipline encourages them to excel in their other subject work," said Mull.

Not only have students in Mr. Mull's classes learned life lessons, but they are are all walking away with a personal connection and for that both the kids and their teacher are thankful.

"And I would like to thank God for being here and putting me in this position to have a positive impacts on students, and I am very thankful for that," Mull said.

Congrats Mr. Mull - you're this week's Class Act!

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