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Portfolio

In this section are photographs of my experiences in the National School & Community Corps (now known as Education Works). During my service in NSCC I had the opportunity to coordinate and engage in projects that focused on service-learning. These photographs are a snapshot of  the service-learning projects that were part of my experience in NSCC.

Education

Jan 1978May 1982

B.F.A.

Howard University

Dramatic Arts

Jan 2000May 2001

M.Ed

Chestnut Hill College

Early Childhood Education

Work experience

January 2004to Present

Therapeutic Support Staff

Staffing Plus, Inc.

Duties include assisting team members in the implementation of strategies delineated in the client's treatment plan. Utilize modeling, behavioral reinforcement to achieve treatment goals. Engage client in creative/innovative activities designed in support of achievement goals outlined in treatment. Implement strategies that provide assistance to client's school/community.

January 2000June 2003

Lead Teacher (Head Start Program)

School District of Philadelphia

Duties included instructing students 3 to 4 years in an inclusive classroom environment. Planning thematic lessons.

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February 1998Aug 1999

Service-Learning Coordinator

National School & Community Corps (Americorps)

Duties included tutoring and mentoring elementary school students in remedial classrooms environments. Coordinating and managing service-learning projects. Writing proposals for art and environmental programs. Presenting information for staff development workshops. Disseminating community and school information to parents.

Septmember 1993February 1998

Substitute Lead Teacher (Pre-K Level)

School District of Philadelphia

Instructing preschool level students in a public school environment.

Septmember 1989June 1993

Lead Teacher

St. Malachy Roman Catholic Elementary School

Instructing fourth grade level students in a parochial school environment.

References

References supplied upon request

Interests

My major interests are in the performing arts, fiber arts and traveling. I have had the opportunity to perform in productions in Philadelphia, PA, Washington, D.C., and Richmond, VA and direct children's theatrical productions in public and parochial school environments. I am also an intermediate knitter and have taken classes in crochet and loom weaving. I have taught knitting classes in public school environments as well. Additionally, I have an interest in interacting with diverse cultures and visiting other countries around the globe. Given this interest,  I have traveled to at least 15 states within the United States and visited countries in North America and the Caribbean.

Skills

Computer Technology

Operating Systems: Windows

Software: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint

I also have experience in utilizing Blackboard for submission of research related work. Additionally, I have created websites using weeble.com. and wix.com.  

Certifications  

2013

Arts in Transformation Certification

Build-A-Bridge Institute
2013

Certificate of Restorative Practices

International Institute for Restorative Practices

2006

Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing

The State of New Jersey (Department of Education State Board of Examiners

Teacher of Preschool through Grade 3