Phone: 719-495-1149 ext. 4428


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Art History- Arizona State University MA in Teacher Leadership- Western State University Endorsement in Visual Arts K-12

Mrs. Kelsey Sampsel

My name is Mrs. Sampsel, and I am the Art teacher at BRES. I have a BA in Art History from
Arizona State University and an MA in Teacher Leadership from Western State University. My
passion for art history began while living overseas in Germany, where I had the opportunity to
learn about art conservation and museum management. Previously, I was a working artist for 12
years. My artwork has been shown in the US and abroad. When I am not teaching, I love to hike,
paint, camp, run, garden and travel. My husband and I met while running competitively and
have been married for 15 years. We have 4 kids that I love to embarrass with my dance moves.
The art program at BRES will aim to provide a safe environment for students to explore societal,
cultural and historical context to deepen understanding of big ideas. Students will learn that art
is all around us. Our culminating project, an art show, will show some of these works and allow
students to share their artistic journey with their parents, peers and community. I am excited to
share my passion for the arts with the students of BRES and inspire the next generation of

To see more about the BRES Art program, visit the BRES Explorers Site, 719-495-1149 ext. 4428