Heather Seibel is a master's student in art education. She received her B.A. in Art Education and Studio Art from the University of Iowa in 2005. Since then she has been teaching elementary art in the Pleasant Valley School District. After taking an art education seminar focused on civic engagement and the arts Heather started thinking about how even young elementary students could become active citizens and use their art skills to give back to their community. To that end she has developed an art club that focuses on finding opportunities to connect the lives of her students to the community they live in with the goal that students will be able to clearly see the world around them and their potential impact on it.