I love Art!


  •  Welcome to my webpage!

    I am Jennifer Beffa and this is my 27th year teaching at Betty Wheeler Classical Junior Academy.  I love teaching art and working with gifted children.  The students, staff, and families at Betty Wheeler CJA bring great joy to my life, and I feel honored to work here.  

    My family moved into this area almost 70 years ago, and I was born, raised, and continue to live about a block from our school.  I attended Maryville University and currently have my Master’s degree +30 in elementary and gifted education.  I am also a National Board Certified teacher.  I received my certificate but am also working towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts.  I have been blessed with four beautiful children, ranging between 12-22 years old. We also have a dog and two cats that we absolutely adore.  As you can imagine, my family keeps me busy.

    In my free time, I enjoy several hobbies. I love flowers and nature and enjoy hiking and working in the yard/garden.  I love to try out new restaurants, exercise, read, take art classes, watch movies, Netflix, and home renovation shows, bake, and hang out with my family and friends.  I love to stay active. 

    I look forward to working with all of our Betty Wheeler families this year!


    All the best,

    Ms. Beffa

    Art Teacher, Room 007

    (314) 353-8875

         Degrees and Certification:

    • Bachelors in Elementary Education
    • Gifted Certification
    • Masters Degree in Gifted Education
    • National Board Certification
    • Character Education 
    • K-12 Art Certification
Last Modified on August 10, 2023