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Beth Oakes




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After graduating from Baylor University in 1986, Beth decided to see the world. She sprouted her “wings” and became a flight attendant with American Airlines. It was through these traveling adventures that she experienced some of the best days of her life. Beth’s love of travel and passion for art brought about the discovery she had a story to tell. In 2002, Beth was invited to teach art history at Ovilla Christian School in Ovilla, Tx; a quaint little town south of Dallas where she lives with her husband and raised her two children. In 2014 after 28 years of service, Beth retired from American Airlines and a year later resigned from classroom teaching. However, she discovered teaching was in her bones. Through the encouragement
of her family, teaching colleagues and friends, Beth took the curriculum she had developed and produced a video curriculum that introduces elementary and middle school age students to the wonders of art. She named the curriculum HiGASFY, the acronym for “Have I Got A Story For You”. Because of Beth’s entertaining way of telling a story, she is able to make art history come alive for students around the globe. She is still telling her stories from Melbourne to Manchester, Oslo to Ontario.

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