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Heather Lea Kostal


Elementary Art Teacher, Forest Park School District #91, Forest Park, Illinois
    Garfield Primary School
    Grant-White Intermediate School



Youth Education Enrichment Instructor, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois 

Elementary Art Specialist, Glen Ellyn School District 41, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
   Churchill Elementary School
   Forest Glen Elementary School

K-12 Art Teacher, Brown County School District One, Mount Sterling, Illinois
   Brown County High School
   Brown County Middle School
   North Grade School, Principal


 Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

  Master of Arts in Art Education

 Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois
  Bachelor of Arts in Art
  Teacher Certification: Type 03, Type 09 Art


College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  Additional Course Work
• Illinois Art Education Association Member
• National Art Education Association Member

Awards, Honors, and Accomplishments:

• Article My Place, My Space published in the August/September 2011 issue of SchoolArts Magazine

• Artsonia.com's “Teacher of the Month” December 2004

• Featured in the Illinois Art Education Association’s Mosaic newsletter as a teacher of successful students in the fall/winter 2004 issue

• Artwork exhibited in the “Eastern Illinois University All Student Art Show” March,

Student Awards And Honors:
• Student artwork featured on the Illinois Art Education Association's "Youth Art
Month" Self Portrait Poster for the 2010-2011, 2009-2010, 2004-2005 and 2003-2004 school years
• Two student artwork chosen for the STR partners Holiday Card Contest 2010, and three student artworks featured in 2009
• Student chosen as a finalist for Artsonia.com’s Student of the Week for the week of
October 18th -24th 2009
• Churchill School awarded Artsonia.com's "School of the Week" December 6th, 2004 
• Churchill School earned Artsonia.com’s leadership award for the 2003-2004 school
year and was ranked #1 in Illinois for overall participation among all schools
• Student featured in the "Illinois Art Education Association's Student Art Exhibit"
during the 2002-2003 school year

Special Skills:
• Extensive knowledge of two-dimensional and three-dimensional media

• Completed graduate studies in color and painting techniques and printmaking
• Proficient in multiple computer applications for Mac and PC, including Photoshop

• Member of the District #91 Promethean Board survey group 2010-2011

• Trained in “Baldrige Quality Tools” to help students attain their classroom goals

• Trained in teaching a differentiated classroom

• Member of Churchill School’s Building Leadership Team 2002-2003
• Member of Churchill School’s Bilingual Task Force 2003-2004

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