By: Max Beard, Contributing Writer
Beth Fluty is a new teacher in the Centralia R-VI school district. Fluty graduated from Truman University with a bachelor’s degree in vocal music, a Master of Arts in choral conducting and a Master of Arts in Education degree. She is originally from Ashland, Missouri.
Fluty will be teaching at both Centralia High School and Chester Boren Middle School. Her high school classes include Mixed Choir, Guitar and Popular Music. At the middle school, she will be teaching Music to each grade level.
When asked about her decision to work in Centralia, Fluty stated that she was “excited about the opportunity to teach in the Centralia community.” She described her readiness to work with the other members of the music department. “The other teachers are amazing ladies, and I knew they’d be a treat to work with,” she said.
Looking ahead, Fluty eagerly anticipates the music department performances and supporting the students in the activities they do. She enjoys seeing individuals succeed. Fluty said, “I can already tell there are lots of hard workers here at Centralia.”
Fluty expressed her gratitude toward the members of the Centralia school system. “I feel very welcome by not only the students but by those I work with,” she said.