I have dedicated my life to the education and well-being of children. Even as a child I looked out for the younger ones and always wanted children to feel special and heard. My abilities to manage time and resources are fine-tuned after years of working in education and childcare and being a parent. Finding ways to deal with challenging behaviors and difficult emotions came from observation, research and experience. Having a community of professionals and teachers has been an important part of successful parenting and caring for other people's children. In my own time (which is rare and precious), I study poetry and music, and I am learning Spanish. I have re-familiarized myself with subjects needed to homeschool my three children ages 9, 6, and 3 during COVID-19 such as mathematical foundations, biology and origins of life on the planet, social studies, coding, gardening and cooking, fitness and nutrition, early childhood songs and games, and of course my specialty-art, including drawing, painting, textiles and sculpture. During this year there was ample opportunity for reading and conversation about social justice. We studied African American and LatinX history and explored problematic dialogue and imagery in movies and media. My youngest child is now pre-school aged and once they attend school this fall, I am available (and overjoyed) to work full time once again. I am prepared to give generously of myself and work closely with the school community to meet their goals. My gift is slowing down and connecting with the magic of childhood while giving kids real-world skills and knowledge to help them see how vast life is and how special they are. I need no outside motivation to teach. I am compelled by my own interest. I love observing and guiding students, and working with them to achieve everything they have in mind to do. Teachers and professors I had along my art education journey in Boston, Philadelphia and Metro Detroit were instrumental in helping me see that a daily art practice and involvement with peers and the community is crucial to getting through tough times and succeeding. Whether I am teaching my own children, or a wiggly group of toddlers, or high schoolers, or adults who want to try watercolor painting for the first time, my respect for individuals remains the same. We are all connected and have responsibility towards each other to give what we have to give and always be open to receiviing new knowledge and education from others.
I birthed, sustained and nurtured the lives of three children. I taught them the skills necessary to have healthy relationships at home, succeed in school, and be confident and kind in social environments. This year I made individual lesson plans for each child and guided their education and personal progress. They are prepared both mentally and academically for re-entry into school after the global pandemic. Because of my Montessori style one-on-one guidance, they advanced in art, music, mathematics, biology, cooking, mental and emotional self-care, and social studies. They are learning martial arts to stay healthy and be practiced in self respect, which is important to the safety of kids more than ever before.
Instructed children ages 5 to 12 at a visual art camp in my home. Each weekend workshop, summer camp week, or pop-up class had a theme and specific medium or concept. I provided breaks for socializing and healthy snacks, play time outside, and allowed the children to make choices in their lessons to help them feel involved and committed to their projects. Subjects taught ranged from Silkscreen 101 to Wool Felt Crowns, drawing, clay portraiture, photoshop editing, and block printing. I marketed my camp through word-of mouth and social media, and managed the finances and scheduling with PayPal and Eventbrite.
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