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Heather Heckel

Ringling College of Art and Design Illustration Alumni 2009
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Heather Heckel
Alumni Illustration '09

Dr. Heather Heckel, EdD (she/her) is an artist and art educator living in New York City. Her award-winning artwork has been shown internationally, is in several national permanent collections, and is featured regularly in Brooklyn's Park Slope Reader. She is a lifelong learner who loves to travel, and has been awarded 17 artist residencies through the National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management. She is in her tenth year of teaching public school art, and has taught at the college, high school, and middle school levels. She earned her BFA in Illustration from the Ringling College of Art and Design, her MAT in Art Education from the School of Visual Arts, and her MFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Most recently she earned her Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership from the University of the Cumberlands, where her research investigated the relationships between art education, leadership, and teaching creativity. She is a member of the Society of Illustrators, National Art Education Association, and the New York State Art Teachers Association.

You can view her portfolio and learn more at

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