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Highly energetic drama teacher and performance scholar with certification in voice and speech and culturally responsive arts education, creating curricula and productions that integrate new media and technology into the instructional design.

Key Skills
  • Early childhood & youth dramatic arts curriculum design
  • Culturally responsive arts education (CRAE) instructor
  • Conservatory trained actor & vocalist in international film, television, theatre, musical theatre & performance art
  • Voice, speech & dialects trainer (Rodenburg)
  • Excellent classroom management
  • Stage production planning & management
  • Youth playwriting instructor
  • Movement & period dance instructor
  • Rasabox method, Lecocq, Commedia dell'arte, Stanislavsky & Shakespeare Specialist
  • Arts funding and grantwriting
  • Experience working wth special needs students K-12
  • Film & new media production
Professional Experience
artistic producing director Feb 1992 to Current
global posse productions,inc. Pittsburgh, PA Currently working in Yucatan, Mexico with performance artists la Hijas del Rap with a grant from Fundacion Legoretta Hernandez.
Theatre Arts Teacher Summer Dreamers May 2013 to Aug 2015
Pittsburgh Public Schools Pittsburgh, PA Supervised and instructed 40 youth ages 7 - 12 creating and performing new play Jabberwocky World with two teaching two assistants.
Part Time Nanny and Chef Aug 2013 to Sep 2013
Smartsitting New York, New York Affectionately cared for 2 children, ages 4 to 6. Supervised children while parents were on vacation, business trips and weekend getaways.
Childhood Arts Educator Jun 2013 to Aug 2013
Pittsburgh Public Schools/MGR Pittsburgh, PA Art Activism Summer Camp for Pittsburgh Public School 9- 12 graders culminating in performance of a new one act play Unfair Justice at August Wilson Center.
Early Childhood Curriculum Development and Arts Educator Jan 2013 to May 2016
Gateway to the Arts/Wolftrap/STEAM Pittsburgh, PA

Arts integration techniques and strategies for The Hen and the Crocodile that included drama, music, dance and puppetry for Pre K-12 as well as speech disorders.

PA and Travel Nanny Sep 2012 to Dec 2012
Smartsitters New York City, NY

Personal Assistant and Early Childhood Tutor for opera diva Anna Netrebko during major concert hall and opera house tour of Tchaikovsky opera Iolanta to Paris, Ljubljana, Prague, Amsterdam, Munich, Vienna, Frankfurt, Berlin, Nuremberg and New York.

Principal Sep 2009 to May 2012
Helen O'Grady Drama Academy Windhoek, Namibia Developed confidence and communication skills in children aged 2-18 through drama and creative play and directed Curse of the Pharaoh.
Culturally Responsive Arts Educator /Advisory Board Member Jan 2009 to Jan 2014
Pittsburgh Public Schools Pittsburgh, PA

Culturally Responsive Arts Education (CRAE) is a child advocacy based program that uses best practices of arts instruction and arts integration to work towards a responsive and healthy schooling environment. 

Adjunct Faculty Jan 2006 to May 2006
School of Education, Early Childhood, Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA Taught Aesthetic Experiences in Arts Education and inspired students to translate their academic interests into the real world by taking positions as teachers.
Pittsburgh Young Playwrights Festival, Facilitator Jan 2000 to May 2000
City Theatre Pittsburgh, PA

Year-long program to encourage literacy through playwriting at Carrick Middle School and Gateway Middle School for over 200 youth culminating in performances at City Theatre in association with the Grable Foundation.

Program Director Jan 1999 to Jan 2000
Linden Academy Pittsburgh, PA

Linden Centennial celebration, a year long K-5, school-based arts and humanities component developed with a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Humanities.

Private Nanny Jan 2002 to Aug 2017
Davis Family Pittsburgh, PA Helped with the day to day from infancy with after school supervision during elementary and middle school, tutoring during high school years and driver to extra curricular activities for three boys.  Supervised children while parents were on vacation, business trips and weekend getaways.
Musical Theatre, Summer Camp Director May 1997 to Jul 1997
Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts Bethesda, MD

There was an Old Woman production of musical theatre arts camp for over 40 youth K- 12 with the assistance of a musical director, choreographer, designer, stage manager and company manager.

Principal Jan 2009 to Dec 2011
Helen O'Grady Drama Academy Windhoek, Namibia Children develop essential life skills and explore their creative side through developmental drama programs while providing them with the necessary life skills to prepare them for life after school. Helen  O'Grady is the world's foremost provider of developmental drama programs for children aged between 5 and 17 years of age in over 40 Countries Worldwide.
Dramatic Arts Educator May 1995 to Aug 1995
City of Richmond, Boys and Girls Club of America Richmond, VA

One act play and documentary as part of the federally funded Weed and Seed Community Revitalization Program for a six-week drama camp for youth 6 - 14 culminating in a performance to Virginia Hero's at the Hippolo Theatre.

Drama Teacher Jan 1995 to Aug 1997
Fillmore Arts Center Washington, DC
Promoted language development skills through reading, storytelling, improvisation and conducted small group and individual classroom activities based on differentiated learning needs.
After School Drama Teacher Jan 1995 to Mar 1995
Free Union Country School Free Union, VA

Early Childhood School based program of outdoor after school drama camp included Voice and Speech, Movement and improvisation and "Jabberwocky" for K- 3.

After School Drama Teacher Sep 1994 to Aug 1998
Filmore Arts Center Washington, DC

Early Childhood and Elementary K-3 after school and summer program included weekly voice and speech, improvisation, movement, text creation and performances.

Summer Arts Camp Director Jun 1993 to Jul 1993
Deutsche Hohere Privatschule Windhoek, Namibia

School and off-site drama camp for twenty-multi-ethnic German speaking Namibian youth on an Ostrich farm incorporating daily farm chores and bush living with an arts camp using gumboot dance, improvisation, voice and speech and singing.

Junior Lecturer Drama Jan 1992 to Dec 1992
University of Namibia, School of the Visual and Performing Arts Windhoek, Namibia
Full Time Nanny Jan 1990 to Dec 1991
Lerners Washington, DC Cared for daily needs and activities full time for HNW family with Stay-at home-Mom and children, ages 2 to 4 for one year.
Master of Fine Arts, (MFA) Film and Digital Technology 2009 Chatham University Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Master of Arts, (MA) Performance Studies 2005 Tisch School of the Arts, New York University New York, New York, USA
Master of Arts, (MA) Producing Film and Video 1998 American University, School of Communication Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Bachelor of Arts, (BA) Theatre in Education and Acting 1986 Guildhall School of Music and Drama Barbican, City of London, United Kingdom
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Professional Summary
Motivated Patient Care Technicianwith a highly effective communication style. Efficient worker who demonstrates strong time management andexceptional skills while remaining calm and effective in extremely difficult and stressful situations. Strong belief in importance of companionship and support in patient care.
  • CPR/First Aid certified
  • Feeding assistance
  • Dementia and Alzheimer\'s knowledge
  • Patient-focused care
  • Companionship and emotional support
  • Compassionate caregiver
  • Efficient and reliable team player
  • Accuchecks
  • ECG Adminstration
  • Medical terminology
  • Safety and infection control compliant
  • Mobility assistance aptitude
  • Foley catheter care
  • Venipuncture
  • Concentration on straight needles
  • Butterfly needles
  • Syringe draws
  • Input/output documentation
  • Use of Marisa and Hoyer lifts
  • Bed baths
  • Daily living assistance
  • Post mortem care
  • Hospice care knowledge
  • CPR/First Aid certified
Work History
Environmental Service Aid Griffin Hospital - Derby, CT 01/2014 - Current
  • Maintain cleanliness of hospital
Director of After School Program ST. Stanislaus School - Meriden, CT 08/2003 - 01/2014
  • Responsible for creating a safe, nurturing, educational, and artistic atmosphere for 40-70 students between kindergarten and 8th grade.
  • Parent/teacher conferences
  • Staff scheduling
  • Creation and implementation of staff handbook
Teacher/Substitute Cafeteria Aide ST. Stanislaus School - Meriden, CT 08/2003 - 01/2014
  • Various subjects taught K through 8
  • Assist with cooking, serving, cleaning, and cashier
Summer Camp Director ST. Stanislaus School - Meriden, CT 01/2012 - 09/2012
  • Design of a 9 week summercamp program.
  • Advertising, budgeting, staffing, lesson planning.
Preschool Teacher ST. Stanislaus School - Meriden, CT 07/2009 - 05/2011
  • Co-teaching for 23 children between the ages of 3-5 years old.
  • Design and implement weekly lesson plans.
  • NYAEC accreditation.
Office Secretary ST. Stanislaus School - Meriden, CT 08/2004 - 05/2007
  • Assist principal and business manager with daily activities.
  • Update alumni records and the schools annual appeal.
  • Record annual raffle tickets and donations.
  • Light maintenance work.
Geography Teacher ST. Stanislaus School - Meriden, CT 08/2005 - 06/2006
  • Instruct 25 students on world geography.
Patient Care Technician Certification: Patient Care Technician Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers - Derby, CT 2015
Bachelor of Science: Sociology Eastern Connecticut State University - Willimantic, CT
  • National Patient Care TechnicianCertification, National Healthcareers Association Expiration Date:
  • National Phlebotomy Certification, National Healthcareer Association Expiration Date:
  • Heart Saver/Adult AED Certification American Heart Association Expiration Date: 7/2017
Volunteer Work
February 2010-Appalachia Service Project-Brenton, West Virginia

June 2008-July2011 United States Navy Sea Cadets Program, New Haven, CT

August 2005-May 2009-Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

July 2005-Organizacion Dominicana de Recursos Internacionales, Inc.-Missionary work

September2002-May 2009-Most Holy Trinity Church, Wallingford, CT

August 2000- August 2004-Camp Rising Sun, Colebrook, CT- For children with cancer

July 2002-September 2003-Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford, CT-Child Life Unit/Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

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Professional Summary
  • Self-motivated
  • Extremely organized
Work History
Teacher Assistant, 08/2005 to Current
Park Ridge Niles School District 64 Park Ridge, IL
  • Instruct students individually and in groups.
  • Provide support to students who receive special education services.
  • Modify assignments and tests 
  • Set up lesson materials, bulletin board displays and demonstrations.
  • Implement behavior plans developed through team collaboration.
  • Meet regularly with team teachers to discuss student progress.
  • Administer student weekly progress monitoring 
Summer Camp Director, 05/1999 to Current
Hi-Five Sports Camp Chicago Chicago, IL
  • Conduct staff meetings and trainings for over 50 staff members.
  • Develop safe and effective programs for children aged 4-14 years old.
  • Act as liaison between staff and parents.
  • Promote the fundamentals of sports through personalized instruction and positive reinforcement. 
Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education Major, Psychology Minor, 2005
NEIU - Chicago, IL
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Business professional with over [18] years in business, finance and management roles. Demonstrates a passion for building relationships, cultivating partnerships and growing businesses.

  • Contract review
  • Work force management
  • Analytical problem solver
  • Schedule creation and maintenance
  • Budget management
  • Customer-oriented
  • Risk and feasibility analysis
  • Human resources management
  • Event planning
  • Operations analysis
  • Client and vendor relations

Education Strategies: Teacher of the Year 2011 

  • Employed special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory/perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.

Store Manager, 11/2013 to Current Kids Emporium Cornelius, NC

Manages team of [3] of professionals.

Developed and managed annual operating budgets.

Recruited, hired and trained new employees

Optimized the overall customer experience through new store inventory.

Identified inefficiencies and made recommendations for process improvements.

Stocked and restocked inventory when shipments were received.

Directed and supervised employees engaged in sales, inventory-taking and reconciling cash receipts.

Fulfilled customer shipping needs using UPS and USPS methods.

Completed weekly schedules according to payroll policies.

Wrote order supply requests to replenish merchandise.

Worked closely with the district manager to formulate and build the store brand.

Lunch Coordinator
  • Collaborated extensively with principal to meet the nutritional needs of each student.
  • Coordinated nutrition care with parents of students with food allergies.
  • Researched and identified nutritional components of foods, diets and menu choices.
  • Recommended program improvements and creation of innovative programs and services.
  • Scheduled vendor catered lunches and beverages for 130+ students .
  • Implemented lunch calender for students and parents sent via-email.
Transportation Coordinator
  • Oversaw scheduling for the day-to-day pick up of students.
  • Coordinated with parents of daily routes of transportation of students
  • Established transportation cost standards and economical practices.
  • Drafted budgets, monitored costs and reduced expenses by {20%}.
  • Scheduled routine maintenance for all school transportation vehicles.
After School Summer Camp Director, 08/2011 to 11/2013 Mountain Island Day- Private Christian School Charlotte, NC
  • Carefully identified warning signs of emotional and developmental problems in children.
  • Maintained daily records of activities, behaviors, meals and naps.
  • Created and implemented a developmentally appropriate curriculum.
  • Upheld all CPR and [] regulated certifications.
  • Mailed parents quarterly educational assessments to show progression.
  • Completed daily paperwork for agencies such as Child Protection Services and Resource and Referral Centers.
  • Upheld all CPR and North Carolina regulated certifications.
  • Offered detailed daily reports that outlined each child's activities.
  • Recruited and interviewed applicants .
  • Reviewed federal and state laws to confirm and enforce company compliance.
  • Ran the bi-weekly payroll process.
  • Processed all salary changes stemming from merit increases, promotions, bonuses and pay adjustments.
Lead Teacher Administrator, 08/2008 to 08/2011 Early Beginnings Child Development Center Charlotte, NC
  • Developed and implemented interesting and interactive learning mediums to increase student understanding of course materials.
  • Established and enforced rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among a class of 18 students.
  • Maintained daily records of children's individual activities, behaviors, meals and naps.
  • Distributed quarterly educational assessments, similar to report cards, to each parent.
  • Maintained a child-friendly environment with access to outdoor activities.
  • Developed professional relationships with parents, teachers, directors and therapists.
  • Observed children for signs of illness, injury, emotional disturbance, learning disorders and speech problems.
Nutrition Coordinator, 01/2003 to 01/2008 Burnsville Recreation & Learning Center Polkton, NC
  • Established healthful and therapeutic meal plans and menus.
  • Coordinated nutrition care with other members of the health care team and delegated responsibilities.
  • Researched and identified nutritional components of foods, diets and menu choices.
  • Maintained up-to-date knowledge about the latest research and trends through extended education and professional development courses.
  • Calculated nutritional requirements and assessed the adequacy of diet and nutrition support.
  • Consulted regularly with vendors for meal donations to needy families.
  • Conducted extensive grant research and applied for government and state grants
Owner Operator, 01/2000 to 01/2003 Kids World Fun & Learning Center Charlotte, NC
  • Capitalized on industry changes to maximize company revenue.
  • Managed the day-to-day tactical and long-term strategic activities within the business.
  • Conducted cost, schedule, contract performance, variance and risk analysis.
  • Drafted business plans, budgets and quarterly and semi-annual business reviews.
  • Hired and trained all new employees, which increased the size of the staff by {10%}.
  • Tracked and evaluated staff performance, and handled all promotions and terminations.
Datalogics Technician, 01/1996 to 01/2000 R.R. Donnelly/Cadmus Communication Charlotte, NC

  • Prepared briefings for shareholder meetings.
  • Established effective working relationships with clients, government officials and media representatives.
  • Wrote and edited company whitepapers, emails, newsletters and web content.
  • Tracked negative communication about the organization on websites and blogs and developed strategies for addressing it.
  • Planned and publicized events, including negotiating vendor contracts and designing promotional materials.
  • Advance knowledge in web software such as Xyvision.
Lead Teacher and Educational Trainer, 01/1995 to 01/1996 Children First Daycare Charlotte, NC
  • Implemented and created lesson plans Communicated with parents regarding behavior, discipline and development Daily supervision and interaction with children Promoted learning in a fun and safe environment by teaching basic concept to children.
  • Maintained state regulations and policies.
  • Student record keeping Managed all teachers and ensured that they have the proper supplies to teach effectively.
B.S: Child Developmentnt and Family Relations Developme, 1995 East Carolina University Greenville, NC

Coursework in Emergency Preparedness

Coursework in Early Childhood Education

Skilled in Microsoft Word, Power Point,Excel Access, Publisher, OutLook

Associates of Art: Business Administration, 1991 Louisburg Junior College Louisburg, NC

Marketing and Advertising coursework

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Summer Camp Director and Youth development professional with 9+ years of experience in managing both staff and children. Skilled at remaining calm under pressure while keeping the environment light and encouraging. Enjoys motivating others towards teamwork and works hard to identify and address behavioral and social issues while seeking to cultivate the holistic health of the individual to be well-rounded and empathetic. Passionate about nurturing all types of learning styles. Seeking opportunities to develop others, manage a team and collaborate towards the growth of individuals and the company.
  • Certified lifeguard
  • Summer Camp Director
  • Summer staff management professional 
  • Recruitment and hiring experience
  • Positive and cheerful
  • Encouraging 
  • Team player
  • Active listener 
  • Visionary/Ideas driven
  • Willing to learn/teachable
  • CPR/First Aid certified
  • Previous preschool educator 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Approachable
Student of the Year at Lancaster Bible College
Academic Achievement Award
Who's Who in American Universities
Successfully ran summer camp with over 1200 children
11/2014 to Current
Summer Camp Director Woodcrest Retreat Ephrata, PA Worked as the summer camp director. Responsibilities include: planning and executing all aspects of summer camp which includes: planning curriculum, lining up speakers, updating website, aiding in brochure design, PR, speaking engagements as spokesperson of the camp, designing camp T-shirt, recruiting campers and staff, interviewing, hiring and training summer staff of approximately 40, lifeguarding, planning and leading games and events, behavior and conflict management, offering feedback and encouragement, evaluations and staff feedback, etc.
09/2014 to 12/2014
Assistant Preschool Teacher Cocalico Care Center Denver, PA Worked in the Pre-K classroom as the assistant teacher of the class. Worked with the children, aided in their lessons and learning, occasionally led lessons. 
05/2013 to 08/2014
Summer camp counselor Team Charger Lancaster, PA Served on a Summer Camp college travel team. We traveled around the East Coast working at Summer camps for a week at time. We fulfilled any responsibilities asked of us such as: counselors in the cabins, cleaning, leading games, leading music, skits, etc.
01/2012 to 05/2014
Barista Bennees Bistro & Hollees Cafe Lancaster, PA Worked as a Barista making and serving drinks and food and interacting with customers.
Bachelor of Arts: Ministry Lancaster Bible College Lancaster, PA , USA