Rice Elementary School

Principal: Melissa Duvé
7000 Third Street ● Wellington CO 80549
Phone: 970.488.8700 ● Fax: 970.488.8702 Attendance Line: 970.488.8701


Mrs. Beth Tennyson

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About Me
K-5 Art Teacher
Colorado State University
What I love most about working at Rice Elementary: 
I love showing students that each of them can be an artist! It’s fun to have them combine techniques and materials through experimenting and find what they are most successful with. I LOVE the first time a student gets to paint and mix colors, and seeing their eyes light up when they create a new color! I also never get tired of hearing the words, "I'm an ARTIST"!
Favorite Children’s Book/Author: 
Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg
Fort Collins, Colorado
I love anything ACTIVE, especially running, biking, weight-lifting! I love working in my yard and flower garden. My favorite art medium is PAINT, but I like working with clay and weaving too! I love being outside in the summer playing with my kids at the pool or park!
A little more about me: 
I am a Fort Collins native! I grew up in this fun city, and attended Poudre School District (Blevins Junior High, and Rocky Mountain High School). I continued on to Colorado State University where I studied Art Education. I met my husband Greg, a firefighter, in the line at Starbucks (needless to say we are both coffee lovers!). We have 5 “kids” a 13-year-old girl , 10-year-old boy/girl twins, and our dogs, a black and yellow lab. There's never a dull moment in the Tennyson house!