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Joanie Fenstermaker

Joanie Fenstermaker

Visual Arts Faculty

M.A. Catholic School Administration, Loyola Marymount University
B.A. Theology, University of San Francisco

Ms. Joanie Fenstermaker is in her 20th year at Providence High School. Ms. Fenstermaker grew up in Lakewood, California and graduated from Saint Joseph High School. She began her teaching career at St. Elizabeth High School in the Fruitvale district of Oakland. Returning to Southern California, she began teaching Religious Studies at Providence High School in 1995 and became the Director of Campus Ministry in 1998. As cheerleading moderator, she planned and directed two Mother/Daughter Fashion Shows and luncheons. In 2001, Mrs. Joanie Fenstermaker moved to Temecula for family reasons and taught Religious Studies at Notre Dame High School in Riverside. She then returned to her alma mater, Saint Joseph’s, and taught Religious Studies classes for three years. During that time she served as the NCEA representative on a WASC team.

In 2007, she returned to where she “belongs,” Providence High. As Director of Campus Ministry, Ms. Fenstermaker was most proud of her work planning and directing over 20 Kairos retreats, as well as offering numerous opportunities for students, staff, and parents to experience God’s love and grace. In 2012, Ms. Fenstermaker began teaching an Art I class. Taking drawing and painting classes, especially in Florence, Italy in 2013, Ms. Fenstermaker felt called to begin a new chapter in her life by teaching art full-time. She has been teaching Art I, Advanced Art and Ceramics, with an emphasis on Design Thinking. She is especially proud of teaching 3-D Design/Sculpture as a part of her curriculum.

Ms. Fenstermaker loves international travel, snorkeling, scuba diving and creating art. She has expanded her sculpture knowledge with torch welding! She has recently learned torch welding and is taking requests for welded steel sculptures.

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