Experience in urban settings and with mulitcultural populations
Knowledgeable in Common Core
Drama Director January 2013JCC Kaleidoscope Creative Arts & Science Camp － Newton, MA
Wrote curriculum for and taught five drama classes a day to groups grades K-3.
Wrote and directed 10 shows over 8 weeks based on storybooks.
Assisted in scheduling of classes and supplemental programming including activity-planning for early drop-off campers.
Teaching Artist January 2013Newton Community Education － Newton, Massachusetts
Developed curriculum to teach dramatic classes on topics such as acting technique, voice and movement, improvisation and playmaking in an acting studio environment to students in 1st-5th grade at two public schools.
Student Teacher January 2012John F. Kennedy Middle School and Waltham High School － Waltham, Massachusetts
Taught 6th- 12th grade multi-leveled theatre classes including an ESL improvisation class, a class using dramatic techniques to enhance language acquisition.
Wrote and executed lesson plans including a 6th grade playmaking lesson using multiple-intelligences such as scenic pictures as the impetus to devise and produce a written scene.
Responsible for grading, and assessment using techniques from formal tests to rubrics to script-writing.
Assistant Director SCORE! Educational Center － Woodland Hills, California
Managed 200 member learning center with responsibilities including student coaching, parent conferences and progress reports.
Sold and serviced member accounts.
Responsible for staff management, payroll, and ordering.
Teaching Artist Edward Devotion School － Brookline, Massachusetts
Co-directed an original musical adaptation of "Treasure Island" with twenty 7th grade students.
Taught an extra-curricular speciality drama program, including a multi-session audition workshop as well as directing workshops for 5th-7th grade students.
Director and Studio Manager Atlantis Playmakers － Burlington, Massachusetts
Directed and taught students ages 5-12 to create a weekly performance with professional technical theater values of lights, sound, costumes and make-up.
Taught improvisation, acting and stagecraft workshops including a different weekly workshop devised for specific student needs.
Supervised administrative tasks of signing students in and out, and keeping accurate records of contact information and special needs.
Teacher January 2014 to CurrentMuch Ado About Shakespeare － Tujunga, CA
Teach and direct Shakespeare, Commedia Dell'arte, stage combat and dance in camp and class settings to home schooled students ages 6-15.
Currently directing Macbeth.
Guest Teacher January 2014 to CurrentTeachers on Reserve － Glendale, CA
Started the school year at New Los Angeles Charter School teaching 6th grade humanities for 3 months.
Taught writing at Wilder's Preparatory Academy Charter, a middle school in Inglewood.
Guest teach multiple subject areas including: art, Spanish, and English for grades K-12 at private, charter and independent schools.
Assistant teach special needs students ranging from emotionally disturbed to autistic.
Theatre Teacher, Director, and TOPFest Coordinator January 2012 to January 2013Triton Regional High School － Byfield, MA
Created curriculum for four levels of drama classes and taught electives "Public Speaking" and "Writing for Stage and Screen" for students grades nine through twelve Directed two main stage comedies "The Love of Three Oranges" and "Tom Jones" with casts of twenty-thirty Proofed arts curriculum to prepare for public presentation on high school website, with an emphasis on formatting, essential questions and inclusion of state core standards 21st Century grant programming including adjudicating a middle school festival and assisting in the foundation of the Triton Original Play Festival (TOPFest) through adjudication and organization Substitute teacher for other classes grades 9-12 as needed.
Teaching Artist January 2012 to January 2013Watertown Children's Theatre － Watertown, Massachusetts
Wrote curriculum for week long theatre camps on assigned themes such as multi-culturalism and African safari to culminate in student devised performances.
Designed curriculum and directed for three "Page to Stage" programs by creating plays for students grades K-5 to perform based on children's literature such as "Busytown" and "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie".
Lead teacher and curriculum developer of home school class for students ages 8-14 on topics ranging from theatre history to literary adaptation of Lois Lowry's "The Giver" to process and performance.
Education and Training
Master of Arts : Theater Education, 2012Emerson CollegeGPA: GPA: 3.9Theater Education GPA: 3.9
Bachelor of Arts : Theater, 2004Vanguard UniversityGPA: Magna Cum LaudeTheater Magna Cum Laude
California Teaching Licensure: English
Massachusetts Teaching Licensure: Theatre All Levels (preK-12)
The Love of Three Oranges Triton Regional High School Wiley and The Hairy Man (Asst. Dir/Movement coach) Putnum Avenue Upper School Tom Jones Triton Regional High School Around the World in 54 Days Atlantis Playmakers Treasure Island Edward Devotion School I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (excerpt) Emerson College SPECIAL SKILLS AND ACTIVITIES Volunteered at La Family Housing, a homeless shelter, teaching a theatre class to children in the shelter. Adjudicated for Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild's middle and high school one-act festival and musical competition
DIRECTING The Love of Three Oranges Triton Regional High School Wiley and The Hairy Man (Asst. Dir/Movement coach) Putnum Avenue Upper School Tom Jones Triton Regional High School Around the World in 54 Days Atlantis Playmakers Treasure Island Edward Devotion School I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (excerpt) Emerson College SPECIAL SKILLS AND ACTIVITIES Volunteered at La Family Housing, a homeless shelter, teaching a theatre class to children in the shelter. Adjudicated for Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild's middle and high school one-act festival and musical competition