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Central High's Bethanie Karfs named High School Chemistry Teacher of the Year

6/28/2023 -- Bethanie Karfs has been named the 2023 High School Chemistry Teacher of the Year by the American Chemical Society's St. Louis Section.

With more than 16 years of experience, Karfs teaches A.P. and Honors Chemistry at Central High. She has a background in engineering from the automotive industry and incorporates it into her lessons.

She believes in providing her students with challenging opportunities in chemistry while also offering them support and resources to help them succeed and develop as individuals. Karfs was nominated by a parent of a Central High student and is also the science department leader and coach of the girls' lacrosse team.