Stewart P.

Education

Lesley University, Candidate for M.A., Clinical Psychology with School and Community specialization
North Bennet Street School, Current Student of Carpentry
Fordham University, B.A., Architecture & Education

Childcare Experience

Full-time Nanny
New York, NY, 08/11 - Present
Girl, age 14-16; boy, age 11-13
Camp Group Leader
Wayne, ME, 06/08 - 08/12
275 boys ages 8-15, primarily ages 8 and 9

Professional Experience

Camping Sales Associate
New York, NY, 09/11 - 06/12
5th/6th Grade Outdoor Science School Teacher
San Bernardino Mountains, CA, 08/10 - 06/11
Baker
Harbor Springs, MI, 06/07 - 08/07
Ice Cream Scooper
Harbor Springs, MI, 06/06 - 08/07

About Me

My interest in working with children began in high school when I worked as a volunteer at an orphanage. Since then I have been exploring all meaningful work experiences with kids that I can. I have loved teaching science in the mountains of Southern California and being a camp counselor in Maine for 5 years. That is where I fostered my passion for child advocacy and counseling.

I love to make sure kids have fun, rewarding, educational experiences when I work with them. I think kids should be allowed to explore and create and enjoy childhood as much as possible no matter their circumstances. I also highly value respect and kindness and have been known to be firm but fair. I enjoy cooking, creating, building anything, hiking, camping, rock climbing, reading, swimming and exploring!

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…

Attending school at North Bennet Street School, where I am getting a degree in Carpentry, and getting a Master's at Lesley University in School and Community Counseling.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Pioneering the movement for the United States first boarding schools attached to urban public schools and helping kids feel safe and supported while they enjoy their childhoods. Also hopefully taking kids on adventures around the world!

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

Cooking, outdoor skills, conquering fears, listening respectfully, becoming a better global and local citizen, swimming, art and music, anything science related and how to truly enjoy rolling up their sleeves and getting their hands a little dirty outside.