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artist , writer , art educator

Katie Ellen Bechtel, American art educator, artist, writer. Certified teacher Indiana, 1970, Colorado, 1974, Arizona, 1993.


Bechtel, Katie Ellen was born on August 3, 1948 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Robert Howard and Jacqueline LaRue Burford.


Bachelor of Science in Art Education, Indiana University, 1970.


Art specialist Eastern Hancock School Corporation, Wilkinson, Indiana, 1970—1972. Independent word processor Denver, 1973—1978. Word processor Streich Lang, PA, Phoenix, 1988—1993.

Art teacher Scottsdale (Arizona) Unified School District, 1993—1994. Middle school art teacher Paradise Valley Unified School District, Phoenix, since 1994. Research grant group member Arizona State University, Tempe, since 1999.

Advisory board Paradise Valley Unified School District, 1996—1997.


  • Certified teacher Indiana, 1970, Colorado, 1974, Arizona, 1993.


  • Other Work

    • Painting, interior drawings for book, Access Your Brain's Joy Center. Author: Expanding Horizons. Editor (co-author): You Can Do It, The Next Step.

      Author: Knot Just another Book. Editor (co-author): Sounds of Clay.


Chair Odyssey of the Mind, Phoenix, 1986—1992. Fundraiser Casa Shelter for Battered Women, 1999—2002, Cystic Fibrosis, Phoenix, 1993. Member of Arizona Art Education Association (middle school representative 2000-2003, workshop presenter since 1995, Middle School Art Educator of Year 2002), National Art Education Association since 1996, (Pacific Region Medical School Art Educator of Year 2002), Free Soul (secretary board 1998—2003).


  • Other Interests

    Reading, knitting, swimming, travel, crocheting.


Married Terrance Edward Bechtel, April 10, 1971. Children: Ashleigh Elizabeth, Graham Hudson, Molly Kathryn.

Robert Howard

Jacqueline LaRue Burford

Terrance Edward Bechtel

Ashleigh Elizabeth Bechtel

Graham Hudson Bechtel

Molly Kathryn Bechtel