Dawn Zalkus Named Illinois Art Educator of the Year
At Batavia High School, Zalkus helped establish a National Art Honor Society chapter, P.L.A.T.E. event, the Rock the Runway Wearable Art Fashion Show, the I Heart Art Invitational Art Show, and the Batavia Fine Arts Festival, and she has developed community partnerships and has fostered participation in many local and national art shows. Zalkus teaches art fundamentals, 3D art, and AP studio art and has continued her education through the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago. Learn more about the award.