Brad LeDuc grew up in a rural community in north central Kansas. It was there, as a young boy, he found a passion for creating before attending college to become a teacher. As an innovative educator, Brad strives to promote an environment that both challenges and nourishes himself and his students. As an artist, his work creates dreamy environments inspired by rural Kansas that are illustrative, surreal and often nostalgic. In 2013, Brad was named the Milken Educator for the state of Kansas, was the 2013 Distinguished Kansan for Education and later was a 2014 fellowship recipient from the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes. In 2018, he was named the 2018-19 Outstanding Secondary Art Educator of the Year for Kansas by the Kansas Art Education Association. He currently resides in Topeka, Kansas with his wife and two boys and teaches art at Washburn Rural High school.