Vyva╩╝s school teaching career spans over 34 years. She began teaching in 1965 and quickly moved to the North Alabama region. She served the Huntsville City School System for 21 years with the majority of her time at Mountain Gap Middle. During her 21 years in the Huntsville System, Vyva was an itinerate music teacher traveling between 5 different elementary schools and carrying all of her instruments on a cart with her from school to school.

In 1999, Vyva Hendrix retired as Choral Director at Mountain Gap Middle School. However, after retirement, she continued her music by way of teaching, directing and singing in church choirs and other groups, and serving as vocal adjudicator in our area.