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Staff Profile

Mr.  Jeff Shaw
Jeffrey Shaw
Exploratory Teacher MUSIC- TWES
Faculty - Turner Woods Elementary School

Name and Title


Jeff Shaw


Music Teacher/Choral Director,

Turner Woods Elementary School



Bachelor of Music degree:

Mercer University


Master of Music degree:

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary


Georgia Teacher Certification:

University of Georgia


Specialist degree:

University of Georgia


Doctor of Education degree (in candidacy):

University of Georgia

Brief Work History


Mr. Shaw was a full-time music minister/worship leader for twenty-five years before earning his Georgia teacher certification. As a minister, he served churches in Florida, Kentucky, Virginia, and Georgia. Since becoming a public school music teacher, Mr. Shaw has taught music in the Gainesville City School System, Putnam County School System, and Jones County School System. His tenure includes Gainesville Elementary School (aka Gainesville Exploratory Academy), Putnam County Middle School, and Turner Woods Elementary School. Mr. Shaw was the 2016-17 Teacher of the Year at Putnam County Middle School. In 2018, he accepted the position of Music Teacher/Choral Director at Turner Woods Elementary School in Jones County, where he teaches music to grades K – 5 and directs the 100-voice Turner Woods Tiger Chorus.

Brief Family Info


Mr. Shaw is a divorced father of two grown daughters, Kristen and Lindsey. In addition to his cherished daughters, Mr. Shaw has two awesome sons-in-law, Thos and Frank, and eight amazing grandchildren, Prue, Spy, Gracie, Maddie, Joanna, Ayla, Wolfe, and Olive. Because part of Mr. Shaw’s family lives in Washington state and the others live in Georgia, the family enjoys traveling and spending memorable vacations together.