About Me

Heather vonOesen Dean


       ​I grew up and attended grade school in Virginia. I have a B.A. in Studio Art/Art History from Denison University and a Master’s in Education from DePaul University. In 2005 I earned and currently hold my National Board Professional Teaching Certificate for Middle Childhood Generalists. I have taught in Chicago, IL and Tampa, FL, and currently live in Madison, WI. 

       Over the past twenty years, I have successfully taught elementary through college level courses in both public and private schools using rigorous arts integrated curriculum. I have witnessed the positive academic, social, and emotional impact this work has had on students and families and on my professional life. I have developed Creative Across the Curriculum, LLC in order teach others how to design high quality arts integrated curriculum to make a similar impact.
       I look forward to working with you on your curriculum needs!

  • National Board Professional Teaching Certificate (MC Gen - 2025)
  • ​Master's in Education (DePaul University)
  • B.A. in Studio Art/Art History (Denison University)
  • ESOL and Gifted Endorsements
  • ​Over twenty years teaching experience