Dr. Piper Wentz

Position Title: Associate Professor, Director of Elementary Education
Department: Education
Office: Ferrell Academic Center 221
Phone: 913.360.7371
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 Dr. Piper Wentz graduated from The University of St. Mary with a B.S. in Elementary Education in 1993.  She then spent 12 years as a classroom teacher and went on to complete her M.A. in School Leadership here at Benedictine College. Dr. Wentz returned to Benedictine in 2011 as a professor in the Elementary Education program. She finished up her education at the University of Kansas with a doctorate degree in Curriculum and Teaching. Currently, Dr. Wentz teaches upper level methods courses and also supervises student teachers. She is passionate about incorporating children’s literature into the classroom and utilizing differentiation to meet the needs of all learners. Dr. Wentz enjoys spending time with her family on their small farm in Nortonville. In the meantime, she enjoys exploring the countryside on the back of her husband’s motorcycle, relaxing in their hot tub, and country sunsets.