Hello! My name is Beth Fensel and I am the art teacher at Oakview elementary. I also teach at J.E. Prass elementary. I started my teaching career at Northmont high school. I taught at Northmont for three wonderful years. I then transferred my career to the Kettering school district. I taught at Fairmont for two years. I truly enjoyed my time at Fairmont but decided that I would like to gain experience teaching all grade levels, so I requested a transfer to Kettering Middle School. I enjoyed teaching every grade level at KMS for nine years. When our district decided to merge an elementary and high school position, I volunteered. So for one year of my career I taught at Oakview in the morning and Fairmont in the afternoon. This experience lead me to want to further explore the elementary side of art, so I requested to teach elementary full time. I now have the opportunity to inspire around six hundred budding artists each week. Throughout my career, I have taught, airbrush, advanced studio art, art I, cartooning and illustration, commercial art, photography, stage design, crafts, 6th, 7th and 8th grades, and grades 1-5.
I love the fact that I have had such wonderful experiences with all grade levels. I absolutely love teaching art. I believe that there is a hidden artist in everyone just waiting to be inspired!