Whitney J.

Education

University of Arkansas, B.A. Art Education and B.F.A Studio Art - Painting and Drawing

Childcare Experience

Babysitter
Fayetteville, AR, 08/06 - 08/13
Three boys, ages 8, 6 and 3; girl, age 1

Babysitter
Fayetteville, AR, 08/08 - 08/13
Three girls, ages 7, 5 and 3; boy, age 6 months

Babysitter
Fayetteville, AR, 08/07 - 08/11
Three boys, ages 7, 4, and 10 months

Babysitter
Fayetteville, AR, 08/08 - 05/13
Two boys, age 5 and 3

Professional Experience

Elementary Art Teacher
Fayetteville, AR, 08/10 - 05/13
375 students, grades K-5

Art Educator
Bentonville, AR, 01/11 - 08/13
All ages

About Me

Since graduating from college, my career has been centered around the education and growth of children. I have been babysitting since the age of 13. Though I’ve been an elementary art teacher the past three years, I continued to babysit at night and on weekends. I also taught part time at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. These experiences in my career have allowed me to learn so much from children. I sincerely believe they are the most wonderful, creative, pure individuals and I thrive in having the opportunity to teach and care for them.

When working with children, I engage them with my creative positive energy. I love to imagine and play pretend, paint, collage, create art out of anything, invent games, and explore nature. I love to eat healthy as well as try new things and am a proficient cook. Some other hobbies include: my own art (currently watercolor, ink, and collage), yoga, running, hiking, seeing live music, and checking out any museum or art gallery. I’ve recently begun volunteering at the Brooklyn Museum.

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…

I will be SmartSitting while volunteering in art museums and getting to know the different museum programs around the city.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

In 5 years, I hope to be working in the education department of one of the art museums in New York City.

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

I can teach many art skills such as painting (watercolor or acrylic), drawing (charcoal, pen, pastel), collage, and printmaking. I also played soccer as well as running cross country and could teach these skills. Being from Arkansas, I am a seasoned hiker as well.