Meg S.

Education

Trinity College, B.A. Education Studies (self-designed concentration in Child Development & The Arts in Education) & Performing Arts

University of Cape Town, semester abroad

National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, semester abroad

Childcare Experience

Part-time Babysitter
New York, NY, 08/12 - Present
Girl, age 2-3; boy, age 4-5

Part-time Babysitter
New York, NY, 08/11 - Present
Girl, age 1-4; boy, age 4-6

Part-time Babysitter
New York, NY, 08/12 - Present
Girl, 6 weeks - 18 months

Part-time Babysitter with Agency
New York, NY, 08/09 - 12/11
Children, infant - age 14

Professional Experience

Director of Education
Kennebunk, ME, 06/11 - 08/13

Actor/Teaching Artist
Madison, NJ, 01/11 - 12/13

Actress (Mama Bear in "The Berenstain Bears" musical)
New York, NY, 01/13 - 06-13

Theatre Specialist
Forest Hills, Queens, NY, 08/11 - 12/11

About Me

Since graduating college, I’ve been happily working toward both of my passions – acting and teaching. Nothing brings me greater joy than the experience of sharing a story and a journey with an audience when I’m onstage, or helping a child make a discovery or live his or her own joy. I have been fortunate enough to spend a great deal of time as a teaching artist exposing young children to Shakespeare’s language for the first time, which has always been incredibly rewarding for me and thrilling for so many children. I’ve worked as a teaching artist, theatre director, camp counselor, outdoor program leader, babysitter, and children’s theatre performer – and each experience has been as creatively rejuvenating and fulfilling for me as the time I spend acting.

I am a creative, optimistic, dedicated individual. I love working with kids on homework, creative projects, and active and imaginative play. I encourage both structure and fun and I am happy to help out with tasks around the house as time permits. I am also extremely prompt, resourceful, good with pets, and avoid “screen” use during my sitting time as a top priority! Due to my many years as a part-time sitter with various agencies, I have gotten extremely adept at quickly relating to new children of all ages easily. I’d love to meet your family!

I have professional childcare experience with…

Infants, Toddlers, Pre-school aged children, Elementary school aged children, Middle school aged children, Children with special needs, Multiples

I will be SmartSitting while…

Auditioning for roles in theatre and working on my craft.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Working as an actress in NYC and regionally, and sharing my passion with kids as a teaching artist.

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

Spanish language (conversational level), cooking (especially baking, and vegetarian dishes), museum and theatre exploration, playing in NYC's gorgeous parks and open spaces, and music and theatre games!