6-8 Communication & Media Arts Teacher, The Creative Arts Academy of the Quad Cities, Davenport Community Schools – Colleen serves as communication chair for the Art Educators of Iowa. She is part of the state’s Fine Arts Leadership Team and served on the Iowa Fine Arts Standards adoption team. As a teaching artist, she focuses on collaborating with community organizations to cultivate empowering and meaningful art experiences for her students. Last year, she collaborated with the Heritage, Elderly, Disabled or Handicapped apartment tenants to create permanent mural panels to beautify their outdoor community space in Davenport and was lead artist for the 2018 Quad City Arts, Metro Arts Apprenticeship mural project. She is currently working with her 6th grade Creative Arts Academy students to create an interactive installation for the Figge Art Museum.