Fine Arts

Grand View Christian received 6 Superior (Division I) ratings and one Excellent (Division 2) rating at the Iowa High School Music Association state music contest.

We also received the Outstanding Performance award in two of 3 centers. Hopesong received the Outstanding Performance award for their Chamber Choir entry and Marti S. received the Outstanding Performance award for his violin solo. Others participating were Linda L. (piano solo, Div 1), Isaiah P. (bassoon solo, Div 2), Brady W. (snare drum solo, Div 1), Brady and Isaiah (percussion duet, Div 1), and Sam P. (trombone solo, Div 1).

Stephanie Caples
EL/MS/HS Teacher, Art


Stephanie Caples

Your position:

EL/MS/HS Art Teacher

Testimony of Salvation: 

I accepted Jesus as my Savior at the age of 7 during Bible School. I remember the pastor asking if anyone wanted to come forward and pray. I looked over at my mom who shook her head “yes” that I could go. I had witnessed her leading several people to the Lord when I was only 4 or 5 years old. I told her that I wanted to be saved. She thought that I was too young at that time and wanted me to wait.


We attend Capitol City Church. 

Areas where you serve in your church:

I assist my husband teaching 2nd grade Sunday school. We also work together in the nursery once a month.


BA- Graphic Design/Photography, University of Missouri, Kansas City

MA- Teaching, Kaplan University

Additional Training/Endorsements: 

Master Teaching License

K-8 Art Endorsement

5-12 Art Endorsement


My husband's name is Mark Caples (Staff Design Engineer-he designs fuel nozzles for jet engines), Sons: Sawyer-24 (UMKC Senior Mechanical Engineering student), Boone- 22 (Marine Veteran, going to firefighter school in Kansas City), Parker-21 (ISU Biology Education Student), Harrison- 18 (GVCS senior). All of my sons have attended Grand View. 

Things you enjoy doing when you’re not teaching:

Being with my family! Travel, Photography, trying new restaurants, cooking with my husband, anything with my husband

How long have you been teaching? 

This is my 12th year teaching art at Grand View. 

What is something that would surprise us about you?

I love B movies on the SYFY channel.

High school:

Truman High School Independence, Missouri

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