Multi-dimensional artist-educator specializing in curriculum development and socio-emotional engagement through applied theater and writing techniques. Has successfully built a consultancy working as a content expert/trainer/facilitator with cultural and social justice non-profits, CBOs and institutions. An activist and thought leader with a dedication to experiential education and advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives in schools and organizations.
BROOKLYN ARTS COUNCIL
COMMUNITY WORD PROJECT
GIRL BE HEARD
GLOBAL ARTS TO GO
Develop and implement tailored curriculum for teaching social justice themes, creative writing and theater in partnership with co-facilitator and classroom teachers
Lead workshops for camp directors, site leaders, field staff, and facilitators in the topics of Engagement through Social Emotional Learning, Arts Education, Supervision, Effective Communication, and Team Building
Utilize a participatory, narrative and activity-based approach to lead Profession Development sessions for SACC (School -Age Child Care) certification through New York State
Devise curriculum for Get Empowered program for the purposes of inquiry and implementation in vulnerable spaces including a long-term NYCHA homeless shelter
Invent and facilitate topical lessons for weekly workshops in theater, writing, self-scripting, active listening, empathy-building and a compendium of Feminist, Post-Colonial Feminist and intersectional philosophies
Develop original pieces of collaborative performance and community engagement projects for public audiences
Operate as a Peer Observer, reviewing and providing feedback to Teaching Artists
Conduct Peer Leadership and Professional Development workshops for the A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE Institute®, Words-to-Action, Echoes and Reflections, and Respect for All programs
Administer workshops in anti-bias, anti-bullying and Holocaust education
BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Instructs a continuing education program designed to support English language conversation skills through group discussions, lectures, and media presentations all in service of educating Au Pairs in the culture of North America.
SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE
Utilized storytelling, improvisation, writing prompts, and theater games to conduct workshops in creating original writing and performance. Programs culminated in final performances and student anthology.
Developed original curriculum for weekly investigative social justice survey class to probe ethics, values, and social justice movements through social emotional learning, writing, theater, project based learning, and experiential curricula. Produced and directed end-of-year workshop performance for congregational audience.