Hello! My name is Mrs. Connell, and I am so excited to be one of the art teachers at Kindergarten Academy! I also teach art at Broad Street and Northside, so some of the this year's kindergarten artists will see me again next year in first grade!
I grew up in Central Pennsylvania and graduated from Penn State. Before coming to Mechanicsburg, I taught elementary art in the Northern York County School District. Teaching art has brought so much joy to my life and it is an honor to share my passion with our district's youngest learners.
My husband is also an educator, and together we have a son in second grade, as well as a four-year-old daughter. We love to paint and make things, read, play games, and go for walks with our miniature Dachshund.
When I have the chance to work on my own artwork, I love to draw. When it comes to making art with students, I love to paint and use clay--the messy stuff is the best stuff!