Laura A.

Education

Clemson University, B.A. Elementary Education

University of South Carolina, Master of Arts, Art Education

Childcare Experience

Middle School Art Teacher
Charlotte, NC, 08/11 - 03/14
Children, middle-school age

Daycare Lead Teacher
Pendelton, SC, 05/01 - 08/03
Children, Infant - 5 years

Full-time Nanny
Chapin, SC, 05/00 - 08/00
Boy, infant

Professional Experience

Middle School Art Teacher
Charlotte, NC, 08/11 - 03/14

High School Art Teacher
Fort Mill, SC, 08/10 - 06/11

Middle School Art Teacher
Fort Mill, SC, 08/06 - 06/10

Middle School Art Teacher
Ladson, SC, 08/05 - 06/06

Educational Trainer
Columbia, SC, 02/05 - 07/05

About Me

I recently relocated with my husband and two dogs from Charlotte, NC to Manhattan and I am so excited to be here! Living in NYC is truly a dream come true, and I am more than blessed to have this opportunity. After graduating from Clemson University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and receiving a Master’s degree in Art Education at the University of South Carolina, I began teaching middle school art full-time in Charleston, SC, Fort Mill, SC, and Charlotte, NC. I have been an art educator in both the public and private school setting for the last nine years. I am also a commercial artist. Our dogs, Jeter, a soft-coated wheaten terrier, and Mannie, a welsh terrier, are our two babies and we love spending time with them at the parks.

When working with children, I enjoy leading hands-on creative learning experiences. I also believe in routine and structure while having LOTS of fun together!

I have professional childcare experience with…

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

I will be SmartSitting while…

Building my clinical skin care company and spending time with my family and friends.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Funding a foundation for animals, a mother to my own children, and painting!

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

Various media within the visual arts, reading, good health habits, Clemson football, stories about my dogs, music, theater, fashion, AND interior decorating!