John Y.

Education

Elon University, B.F.A Music Theatre

Childcare Experience

Childcare Specialist / Mentor
Elon, NC, 09/10 - 11/10
Boy, age 9

Vacation Bible School Leader
Atlanta, GA, 06/04, 06/05
11 children, ages 7-9

Professional Experience

7th Grade Reading Teacher / Full-time Tutor / Mentor / Advisor
Houston, TX, 05/11 - 08/13

Music and Theatre Coach
Houston, TX, 03/12 - 05/13

Student Assistant to Chair of Music Theatre
Elon, NC, 08/07 - 05/11

Ensemble Member of Musical
Pittsburgh, Toronto, and Schenectady, NY, 06/10 - 08/10

About Me

Immediately after graduating from Elon University, I moved to Houston, Texas, to commence my leadership commitment with Teach For America. Over the course of two years, I taught, mentored, and nurtured over 400 diverse children ranging from gifted and talented, Pre-AP, academic, English language learner, and special education. Through my leadership inside and outside of the classroom, I soon discovered my manifest principle of operation: pursuing, no matter the circumstance, what is in the best interest of my children. This sense of purpose stems from simply loving my children as my own. When I have my own children one day, I certainly hope that my child’s educators and leaders prioritize this principle, as well.

As Maslow’s Heirarchy of Needs explicates, a child cannot reach the pinnacle of creativity and innovation without a safe platform to do so. Consequently, I emphasize structured welcoming environments when working with any child. Communication and honesty is what I value in my interactions with my children and families, and I understand the importance of finding a caregiver who is trustworthy, meticulous to detail, and punctual. I am proficient in Korean and Spanish, and I enjoy using music as a means of authentically connecting with my children. I play the piano, love to sing, and strive to live by this quote: “Truly Blessed and Duly Grateful.” – John Bucchino

I have professional childcare experience with…

Elementary school aged children, Middle school aged children, Children with special needs

I will be SmartSitting while…

Auditioning for roles in Broadway and Off-Broadway shows.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Simultaneously performing on Broadway and continuing to serve as a SmartSitter!

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

I love running, reading, free writing, singing, dancing, acting, improving my fluency in Korean and Spanish, and eating great food!