Stanford University honors Valencia chemistry teacher

Valencia High School chemistry teacher Brent Shenton has been recognized by Stanford University for exceptional teaching. Mr. Shenton was nominated by recent VHS International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma graduate and current Stanford freshman Joseph Yen for the positive impact he had in preparing him for success at Stanford.

“A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart,” said Joseph Yen, Stanford class of 2019. “Mr. Shenton has done all three for each one of his students. He takes the hands of his students, patiently guiding them and helping them grow. He opens minds to areas beyond chemistry, inspiring passion for learning and building life skills. He touches hearts, lending a shoulder or open ear when his students struggle with time or with life. Mr. Shenton is more than a devoted teacher; he is a counselor, a role model and a friend.”

Please join us in congratulating Mr. Shenton on this amazing accolade!

4 Comments on "Stanford University honors Valencia chemistry teacher"

  1. He’s an inspiration and incredibly dedicated. It is a well-deserved honor!

  2. It’s been almost 30 years since Mr. Shenton was my instructor for Life science, Chemistry and AP Chemistry 2. I still look back on him as not only my favorite, but also most impacting teachers. Congratulations to Mr. Shenton, the accolades are well deserved.

  3. I can vouch for Mr. Shenton’s exceptional teaching. It was that way 30 years ago!

    Congratulations Brent! You are doing God’s work.

    Yen Pham ’87 (yeah…. has it been that long?)

  4. Best teacher I ever had. So grateful to him!

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