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- Age 27
- 12 years paid experience
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Preferred Rate $10-$15 per hour
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I am a Senior at the College of Charleston (CofC) in the third semester of the School of Education program for Early Childhood Education. I have successfully completed the Professional Program Semester 1 for Teacher Education Certification with a 3.733 GPA, Semester 2 with a 4.0GPA, and am on track to graduate in Spring 2011. I was awarded the CERRA scholarship for the South Carolina Teaching Fellows program, as well. I currently serve as the Senior Representative in the Governance Council and a member of the Recruitment Committee.
I am going to get my degree teaching PreK-3, but I prefer Kindergarten and 1st grade! I absolutely love children and have had an extensive amount of experience working with kids ranging from young infants to teenagers.
I am very passionate about the arts and have been involved in numerous school plays, dance competitions/performances, and music with piano, choir, and the violin. I originally was born in Syracuse, New York, but moved when I was about ten years old to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I went to North Myrtle Beach High School, but attended classes at a charter school called the Academy for Arts, Science, and Technology.
Active On CofC Campus & The Community
Awarded the CERRA South Carolina Teaching Fellows Scholarship
- Current Senior Representative on the Governance Council Executive Board
- Recruitment Committee
- Represented the CofC School of Education as the student abassador for
Open House & Accepted Students days hosted by the college
Collegiate Educator Association (CEA) officer (Elect positions in fall)
Centerstage Student Organization
Assistant Directed & starred in a Directors Showcase play
Worked backstage for "The Ash Girl"
Helped build the sets for several shows
I absolutely love animals and in August 2009, I began volunteering every week with Pet Helpers Rescue and Adoption Shelter. I have also fostered two puppies with Leash on Life Dog Rescue and six kittens with Palmetto Paws Animal Rescue.
Just recently, I was given the opportunity to gain more experience teaching in schools by working with De Daltorio, the Director of Humane Education, with the Charleston Animal Society's Pet Buddies Club. This is an educational program that teaches 64 different classes (ranging from 1st-6th grade) in Charleston County Public Schools of the care and responsibility of owning a pet, the importance of spaying and neutering pets, and the prevention of animal cruelty.
When I become a teacher, I will incorporate humane education into my classroom practice by teaching my students the proper care for animals. I think it's critical for children and adults to understand the importance of spaying and neutering pets. As a member of the humane organization, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), I feel it is my duty to help prevent the cruelty to animals and give back to my community using my role as an educator.
EDUCATION North Myrtle Beach High School (2003-2007)
3750 Sea Mountain Highway, Little River, SC 29566
Graduated with Honors
Top 5% of my class
Academy for the Arts, Science, and Technology (2005-2007)
895 International Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Education Major & Representative for the Class of 2007
Horry Georgetown Technical College (2006-2007)
Academy for the Arts, Science, and Technology Campus
12 hours of dual-credit for high-school & college
College of Charleston (2007-Graduate in 2011)
Working towards Bachelor of Science: Early Childhood Education
66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424
Early Childhood Education Major
Concentration in Theatre for Youth
Activities in High-School • Attended classes at a charter school known as the Academy for Arts, Science, and Technology (AAST) while remaining a student at North Myrtle Beach High School • Interned with 4 first-grade classes for my Education major • Representative for the Education major & presented a speech at graduation • Only student to double-major at AAST by participating in theatre day & night classes • School representative for AAST- Traveled with the guidance counselor to several middle school classes in the area • Organized an arts workshop field trip for 50 first graders • AAST tour guide for potential new students • Spoke the Pledge of Allegiance and morning announcements at AAST • Participated in a school-wide service learning project at AAST • Student Council secretary for 2 years • International Thespian Society member & officer • Junior Beta Club member • Senior Beta Club member & officer • National Honor Society Member • National English Honor Society member • Year-book staff member & Education major editor • SADD Club member and officer • Prom Committee Member • Member of Little River United Methodist Church’s youth group • Involved with the church (Sunday school, Christmas play, choir, and performed for the congregation in dance and playing violin)
Volunteer Work • AAST Haunted House to raise money for scholarship • Helped build the set for the annual musical at Myrtle Beach Primary School • Helped direct the 3rd-5th graders backstage for their production at Myrtle Beach Elementary School • Project Lighthouse • Activities/games instructor for Vacation Bible School with 2 churches • Relay for Life • MS150 Bike tour • Habitat for Humanity • Church day-care watching children • Cleaning & sanitizing the day-care center • TOTS Eat Interests
Dance = • Danced on a competitive dance team for 11 years and traveled all around the southeast region • The Dance Studio: 4 years on the performance team • Elite Dance Centre: 7 years on the competition team • Trained in jass, tap, cheer-dance, ballet, pointe, modern, acro, solo, production/musical theatre, lyrical, hip-hop • S.C. Dance Masters of America Member & pageant contestant
Music = • Piano lessons for 4 years • Violin lessons for 6 years - All County Orchestra Member for 2 years - Concertmaster at NMBMS - 1st chair soloist in school orchestra in music festival at Myrtle Beach High School - Played solo in orchestra competition at Carolina Forest High School - Awarded scholarship and participated in the Coastal Carolina University Summer Arts Academy for the violin chamber orchestra Chorus Theatre = Cast in the following productions: (*Lead-role) - Check Please, Girl* - Guys and Dolls, Hot-Box Girl - Just Ask, Backer* - The Oodles of Strudel Scrumptious Kitchen Caper, Evil witch Tansey Ragwart* - Inked, Madame Larinke* - Y’all, Carrie* - Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Stranger - Misreadings, Simone* - The Audition, Catburglar * - Snow Angel, Twin - Graceland, Doris* • Participated in theatre productions at both schools (NMBHS & AAST) • Trained in technical work such as lighting, sound, set design, stage craft/building sets, & stage management • Professionally trained in stage combat under Thom Penn • Participated in the South Eastern Theatre Conference in Atlanta, Georgia • Cast in the elite production representing AAST’s company in Coastal Carolina University’s 10-Minute Play Festival • Competed in the South Carolina Theatre Association Festival & International Thespian Society/Palmetto Dramatics Association festival • Awarded scholarship and participated in the Coastal Carolina University Summer Arts Academy for acting Photography Filming & editing movies
College Activities • Member of CofC S.C. Teaching Fellows • Centerstage Student Organization • Maroon Mayhem • Active in the theatre department • Assistant directed & starred in a Directors Showcase play • Worked backstage for “The Ash Girl” • Helped build the sets for several shows Awards • Won the “Do the Right Thing” award by the City of North Myrtle Beach for donating 12 inchs of my hair to the Locks of Love • Awarded $24,000 scholarship for the S.C. Cerra Teaching Fellows program • Passed and certified from the SafeSitters babysitting course • Certified under SafeSerf from taking a culinary arts course
Preston's Seafood & Country Buffet- Hostess & Trained server
City of NMB- Beach Services- Concession Worker (Sold concessions to customers on the beach)
City of NMB- Aquatic & Fitness Center- Child Watch Specialist (I cared for children ranging from ages 6 months to 10 years old in the daycare center & assisted with the recreational summer camps.)
Bluegreen- Shorecrest Resort- Activities specialist (I assisted the children in the Activities Cabana with crafts, games, swimming, etc. & helped run the day-camps.)
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Age Specific Experience
12 years of paid child care experience with:
- First year
- Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
- Preschooler (3 to 5 years)
- Grade School (6 to 11 years)
- Pre-teen/Teenagers (12 years and over)
Special Needs Experience
Special Needs Conditional Experience
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Asperger's Syndrome
- Down Syndrome
- Hearing Loss
- Visual Impairment
Skills & Abilities
- Potty Training
- Meal Preparation
- Light Housekeeping
- Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling
- Homework Help
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