Jennifer E.

Education

Coe College, B.A, Creative Writing and English

NYU Steinhardt, Pursuing Master's in Educational Theater and English Education

Childcare Experience

Part-time Nanny
Omaha, NE, 08/12 - 5/13
Boy, age 3

Regular Babysitter
Cedar Rapids, IA, 08/07 - 05/11
Boy, age 5-8

Kids' Activities Director
Guthrie Center, IA, Summers 06/07 - 08/2010
Boys and girls, ages 3-12

Babysitter
Council Bluffs, IA, 06/05 - 08/06
Boy, age 3-4, girl age 6-7

Professional Experience

Camp Instructor
Omaha, NE, 06/13 - 8/13

Teaching Artist
Omaha, NE, 08/11 - 08/13

Literary Intern
New York, NY, 01/10 - 04/10

Medical Records Personnel
Omaha, NE, Summers 05/07 - 08/09

About Me

For the past two years, I have worked as a Teaching Artist at a children’s theater in Omaha, NE. Not only have I learned hundreds of fun games and activities to play with a variety of age groups, but I’ve also gained incredible insight into make learning fun. In almost every lesson, I actively engaged kids’ bodies, voices, and imaginations, a skill that easily translates to nannying. I also worked at a Children’s Museum this summer, integrating crafts, literature, games, and interactive museum exhibits into fun themed classes. I am currently working on my Master’s in Educational Theater and English Education at NYU Steinhardt. I would love to work with a family where I could use my background in theater, literature, and crafts to have a blast!

I have been babysitting since I was 15, on weekends in high school for a few different families and all through college for one professor’s child. The one thing missing from my job at the theater was getting to know kids well. I would see kids for a week in a group of twenty and learn their names and their favorite part of camp, but unfortunately, not much else. I loved babysitting the same child for 4 years. We got into a rhythm and really enjoyed each other’s company. I would love to be a part of that again!

I have professional childcare experience with…

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

I will be SmartSitting while…

Getting my Master's in Education Theater and English Education at NYU Steinhardt.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

A high school English teacher who heads up the drama or speech after-school program... or one of the writers on a brilliant new TV show.

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

Theater, music, crafts, literature, writing, baking.