Susan L.

Education

Brooklyn College, CUNY , Graduate Certificate, Performance and Interactive Media Arts
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, M.A., Scenography
Hampshire College, B.A., Concentration in Art & Cultural Theory

Childcare Experience

Full-time Nanny
Brooklyn, NY, 05/11 - 12/12
Boy, age 24 months - 4
Part-time Babysitter
New York, NY, 06/94 - 08/97
Two girls, ages 10-12 and 7-9
Head Pre-K Teacher
New York, NY, 1999-2000
Children, ages 3-4

Professional Experience

Dramaturg
Brooklyn, NY, 2012 - Present
Adjunct Professor
New York, NY, Fall 2008
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
Amherst, MA, Fall 2006 - Spring 2008
Substitute Teacher
New York, NY, 2003 - 2006
Early Childhood Teacher
The Netherlands Summers, 2002 - 2003

About Me

Throughout my life I have had two parallel and equally fulfilling careers, one as an artist, trained in both the visual and performing arts, and the other as an educator and childcare provider with over twenty years experience teaching and caring for children from infancy up. In working with children of all ages I strive to be a nurturing, fun and enthusiastic presence in their lives. Taking my cues from children’s personal interests, as well as their parent’s priorities, I work to form a relationship in which they are comfortable to express themselves, to share their ideas and needs and, of course, to bring forth their silly sides. Drawing from both my creativity as an artist and my knowledge of child development, my goal is to make my time with the children I care for both fun and stimulating while, at the same time, providing structure and consistent limits appropriate to the children’s developmental levels.

A native New Yorker, I have had wonderful opportunities to travel, work and study in Europe as well as other parts of the world. I love walking around the city, spending time in its parks and appreciating its incredible diversity. I love to cook and eating a healthy diet is important to me. While an avid reader, who can spend hours curled up with a book, I am someone who also loves being out in the world and connecting with people and my environment.

I have professional childcare experience with…

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

I will be SmartSitting while…

Collaborating with multiple choreographers and performance artists. In my own time I do all I can to take advantage of the richness of New York’s culture life - visiting museums, seeing performances, etc.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Doing satisfying work that brings together my dual interests in the arts and education.

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

I am a professional artist with a background in both the visual and performing arts, and have an extensive knowledge of art history. I also hold a certificate in ESL instruction.