Samantha B.

Education

Northwestern University, B.A. Theatre with a minor in Creative Writing

Childcare Experience

Part-time Babysitter
Brooklyn, NY, 09/13 - Present
Two boys, ages 2 and 5

Part-time Babysitter
Barrington, IL, 06/13
Boy, age 5

Camp Counselor
Branson, MO, 06/09 - 08/09
Girls, age 12

Part-time Babysitter
Barrington, IL, 09/02 - 05/08
Two boys, age 6-12 and 1-7; girl, age 4-10

Children's Ministry Teacher
Barrington, IL, 06/03 - 06/08
Girls and boys, ages 8-11

Professional Experience

Associate Dorm Director and Electives Teacher
Evanston, IL, 06/11 - 08/13

Actors Theatre Apprentice
Louisville, KY, 08/12 - 04/13

Office Administrator
Evanston, IL, 01/12 - 05/12

About Me

More than anything else, my career and character have been shaped by a few choice mentors and teachers. They were neighbors, directors, best friends’ older sisters, and babysitters. In response, I am enthusiastic about any opportunity to build into those who are right behind me. I spend my summers at the National High School Institute at Northwestern, where I went to school. I teach theater to high school students and help oversee the dorm our students live in; supervising their medical needs, facility maintenance, and food services. I have found other opportunities to connect with young people through working as a camp counselor for middle school girls, volunteering at an orphanage in Ghana and teaching in the children’s ministry at my local church.

I have worked as a babysitter for the last ten years. While I love sharing my passion for the arts with kids, I am most interested in encouraging what they seem most excited about and fascinated by. The better listener I can be to the child, the more I am able to enter into their world (and the more I learn about our own!). In the company of kids and on my own time, I enjoy playing sports, reading, writing, flexing my imagination and dreaming up new projects.

I have professional childcare experience with…

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

I will be SmartSitting while…

Auditioning for roles in theatre/film/television and writing.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

A working actor, playwright and teacher in NYC.

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

Reading stories, playing basketball/volleyball/soccer, writing songs, playing outside!