HCUSD5 Art Teachers

Alhambra Primary:
Mrs. Jodi (Milas) Venhaus - Art 
Email: jvenhaus@highlandcusd5.org

Grantfork Elementary:
Mrs. Jodi (Milas) Venhaus - Art  
Email: jvenhaus@highlandcusd5.org

Highland Primary:
Mrs. Jodi (Milas) Venhaus - Art  
Email: jvenhaus@highlandcusd5.org

Highland Elementary:
Ms. Laura Wander-Vrell - Art
Email: lwander@highlandcusd5.org
Mrs. Courtney Sellers - Art

Highland Middle School:
Mrs. Courtney Sellers - Art
Email: csellers@highlandcusd5.org

Highland High School:
Ms. Laura Wander-Vrell - Advanced Drawing I, II, III, & IV; Art I & II; Ceramics/Sculpture I, II, III, & IV; Painting I, II, III, & IV; AP Drawing, AP 2D Design, Ap 3D Design, Art Club Sponsor, NAHS Sponsor

Meet the Highland Community Unit
School District #5 Art Teachers

Jodi Venhaus
Jodi (Milas) Venhaus
Courtney Sellers
Courtney Sellers
Laura Wanders
Laura Wander-Vrell

Hi my name is Jodi (Milas) Venhaus. I received my Bachelor in Fine Arts with K-12 Teacher Certification from Easter Illinois University in May of 2000. While attending EIU I received two Art scholarships.
In the fall of 2000, I taught art at Zahnow Elementary (1st and 2nd grade)as well as eighth grade at the Jr. High School in Waterloo.
In 2002, after moving to Richmond, VA, I taught 7th grade art at Tucker Middle School and Art I,Art III, and photography at Freeman High School. Later I returned to the Highland area, and in 2013 began teaching art at Highland Primary, Alhambra Primary, and Grantfork Elementary. I have two sons Caden and Miles.

My name is Courtney Sellers
. I graduated from Highland High School in 2006. I attended Webster University in St. Louis from 2006-2001 and graduation with a K-12 Education Degree and B.A. in studio art. I 
taught at the Creative Arts Center (COCA) in St. Louis teaching summer camps designed for fun. In 2012 I was hired at Highland Middle School. I currently  teach grade 4th-8th at Highland Elementary and Middle Schools. I have twin daughters, Avery and Lila.

Hello, I am Laura Wander-Vrell. I attended McKendree College and graduated with a BFA in Art, in 1996 and a Masters in 2003. I began teaching at Highland Primary in 1998. I have taught in the Highland School District for the last 17 years. I currently teach 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade at Highland Elementary and all grade levels at Highland High School. I have a son,Talon and a daughter, Amara.