Dawn Connelly has been teaching art education to all grade levels since 1979 in several Nebraska schools. She also was an art professor at Andrew College in Cuthbert, Ga., was an adjunct professor for Southeast Community College, Nebraska Wesleyan University and The College of Saint Mary. Her teaching experience extends to Stuttgart, Germany, where she taught on a military post. Presently, Dawn has her own private art studio in her home called the “Art Academy” where she teaches private, semi-private art lessons and art workshops to students K-12. The program “The Burckhardts” developed from an art project in which 4th and 5th grade art students painted banners honoring notable Nebraskans’ from different ethnic backgrounds.