Ken Connelly, M.Ed., M.A., NASX, ADR

Photographer

 
Everyone needs a hobby in today's busy world. Ken began his love affair with photography when he was sixteen.  While in high school, Ken and his friend often followed a local photographer on many photo shoots.  If the photographer needed someone to carry 
his equipment, he was quick to offer help. Over the years Ken has taken thousands of professional sports, group and nature photographs. Ken is able to take live action shots of players in low light, catching the player in mid-flight. His prefered genre as a photographer, is the gritty high contrast black & white journalist approach.  Living in the Montana 'Big Sky' country provides a great canvas for his Nikon D810.  

Author 

 
Ken is the author of "Throwing Stones; Parental Child Abduction Through The Eyes Of A Child".  Throwing Stones recounts his childhood as an abducted child by his estranged father.  Ken was recovered after three years and a multi-state manhunt. His father was convicted of felony child stealing. Ken is the co-author of an additional non-fiction book.  He has written press releases, commentaries and articles. He has co-authored published scholarly research papers in political science/public administration. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. He is currently working on his first fiction novel.

Policy

Ken has a Bachelor's of Art in American Studies & Pre-Law and a Master's of Art in Public Administration from the University of Texas, Dallas.  Ken interned with the Collin County Prosecutor's Office, Crimes Against Children Division.  He is State of Texas qualified as a Third Party Mediator (ADR) and a Texas paralegal. Ken is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the International Honor Society of Political Science, Texas District & County Attorney's Association (TDCAA), and has been a member of organizations working to end child abduction. 

Education

He holds Master's of Education in Curriculum & Instruction and a graduate certification in Native American Studies from Montana State University. He is licensed as a teacher in the states of Florida and Montana.  His endorsements include Social Studies (grades 5-12), General Science (grades 5-9) and Earth Science (grades 5-12). Additionally, Ken has an Associate Degree from Richland College in Military Science. Additionally, Ken has post-graduate coursework in Earth & Space Science education. Ken has an interest in Native American tribal education policy, self-determination in education and high school graduation, through trade/college, completion and improvements.  Indigenous people throughout the world markedly have lower success rates in academic knowledge, graduation, and post-school success, as compared to the nation-state that occupies their sovereign territory.