Hallie H.

Education

Oberlin College, B.A. in Theater, minor Comparative Literature

Childcare Experience

Curious Jane Camp Instructor: "Magic and Mystery"
Brooklyn, NY, 07/13 - 08/13
Girls, ages 6-7

After-School Babysitter
New York, NY, 02/13 - 08/13
Girl, age 6

After-School / Summer Babysitter
Northampton, MA, 06/12 - 01/13
Girl, age 7-8

Improv Teacher
South Hadley, MA, 11/12 - 01/13
Children, ages 11-13

After-School / Summer / Occasional Babysitter
Northampton, MA, 06/10 - 08/12
Boy, age 8-10

Camp Teacher / Counselor: Theater, Art, Yoga
Northampton, MA, 06/09, 06/10, 06/12
Children, ages 6-11

Professional Experience

Server
Brooklyn, NY, 02/13 - 07/13

Bartender
Northampton, MA, 02/08 - 01/13

Server/Counter-Person
Northampton, MA, 06/12 - 09/12

House Manager / Sales / Usher for Oberlin Central Ticket Service
Oberlin, OH, 09/10 - 05/12

Theater and Dance Building Monitor
Oberlin, OH, 09/11-05/12

About Me

As a childcare provider and educator, I seek to create experiences for young learners that are creative, exciting, and intellectually adventurous. For the past ten years, I have taught children’s drama, improv, and art classes, and have found a special affinity for leading students through production of a play based on their own characters and ideas. I am also a singer, dancer, and twiddler of the ukulele, and often incorporate music and dance into my time spent with children. One such two-hour improv with 10-year-old co-conspirator Eli yielded the writing and recording of an original song entitled “What’s Life Without a Little Fizz?” It’s in very limited release.

In addition to imaginative and energetic play, I am committed to providing childcare that is safe, healthy, and well-balanced. I lead a healthy lifestyle, and am an avid cook, particularly natural, healthful foods. I stay active with running and yoga and love spending time outside—biking, exploring parks, etc. On a given evening, I can be found improvising, writing/seeing comedy, reading, cooking tasty meals with friends and family, or exploring/enjoying the city’s endless cultural offerings. In general, I seek to fill my life with inventive, fun, and meaningful experiences, which reflects in my devotion to education and creative time spent with children.

I have professional childcare experience with…

Pre-school aged children, Elementary school aged children, Middle school aged children

I will be SmartSitting while…

Studying and performing improv comedy.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Performing improv/comedy regularly, working towards a career in film/television.

Activities & skills I love to teach & share with children…

I'm a French speaker and good pal of the kitchen (both cooking & baking!) Love to share skills in the performing arts, improv comedy, singing & songwriting, drawing & painting, crafting & sewing