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Dawn Wiley

Art Teacher


Welcome to my webpage. I have been the Elementary Art Instructor for Harlan and Lincoln schools in Mt. Pleasant since 2008. As of the 2010-2011 school year I am also teaching Keyboarding to the 3rd through 5th grades at both of these schools. I was born in East Hartford, Connecticut, growing up in Rhode Island and Maine. I have a B.A. in Theater from Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA and graduate studies in theater from Yale University. My husband and I were in professional theater in upstate New York before moving to Mt. Pleasant in 1991.

I enjoyed the years as a Prop Artist working at various theaters across the country, the Santa Fe Opera in New Mexico being one of my favorites. During this time I worked on the Academy Award winning short film, “Molly’s Pilgrim.”

There isn’t a lot of professional theater work in SE Iowa, so in 2001 I decided to go back to school to get my teaching certification from Iowa Wesleyan College. I then taught K-12 Art for four years at Notre Dame School in Burlington, Iowa, where students nominated me for the Hawkeye’s “Teacher of the Year” for three straight years.

I have also enjoyed working with the Mt. Pleasant Community Theater for years, designing and supervising the construction and painting of the scenery for countless productions.

Lincoln Phone # 1 319 385-7765   Harlan Phone # 1 319 385-7762


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