Welcome to Essential Arts!

Meet our Team

The Essential Arts team is so excited to spend their time with your student this year! Learn more about each teacher below:

Mrs. Wilson

Technology Integration Coach & Primary Technology Instructor

Mrs. Odle

Primary Technology Instructor

Mrs. Odle graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in 2016. Mrs. Odle loves technology and she is excited to share her knowledge with your students!

Mr. Walters

Physical Education Instructor

Mr. Walters has taught at Anchorage School since 2004. He has a wife, three kids, and a dog. He enjoys tennis, Crossfit, and reading.

Mrs. Kidwell

Physical Education Instructor

Mrs. Kidwell received B.A. in Business Administration from Transylvania University & a Master of Art Teaching in Health/Physical Education (K-12) from University of Louisville. She taught many years at the elementary level & has previous teaching experience in Woodford & Shelby County. She is married to Gary, a former teacher/administrator, & she has 2 boys, Brent and Dane.

Mrs. Steltenpohl

Technology Instructor

Mrs. Steltenpohl has been an Anchor longer than most, having gone to school here herself, as well as having her two children attending Anchorage. She teaches technology, focusing on Microsoft products, and how they differ from and integrate with, Google products, as well as video editing and creating green screen videos.

Mrs. Gomez

K-6 Spanish Instructor

Mrs. Gomez is the K-6 Spanish teacher at Anchorage. She was born in Colombia and her father was from Spain. She grew up immersed in both cultures. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and has been teaching since 2005. She LOVES teaching Spanish and the Spanish culture.

Ms. Morris

Music Instructor

Ms. Morris graduated from The University of Louisville with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and a Master of Arts in Teaching. She taught at 4 schools before coming to Anchorage. Ms. Morris loves teaching music and is so excited to watch your students grow!

Mrs. Bowman

Library Media Specialist

Mrs. Bowman has called Anchorage School ‘home’ for over 20 years. Her four children attended Anchorage too! Before she arrived ‘home,’ she taught on the island of Maui, Hawaii, Scottsdale, Arizona, and West Palm Beach, Florida. She was also an educator in Jefferson County. Her teaching degrees are in Elementary Ed and Special Ed, & she is a Library Science graduate degree. Her favorite activity is to work with the students, parents, and staff at this amazing school!

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