Shannon T.

Education

Oakland University, Spanish Language & Literature, Education

Childcare Experience

Babysitter
New York, NY, 10/12 - Present
Two girls, ages 2.5 and infant

After-school Babysitter
Brooklyn, NY, 03/12 - 01/13
Girl, age 12

Community Support Staff
Detroit, MI, 09/02 - 09/10
Boy and girl twins, ages 10-18

Professional Experience

Teacher, Preschool Playgroup
Brooklyn, NY, 03/14 - 06/14

Lead Teacher, Private Preschool
Brooklyn, NY, 04/13 - 03/14

Teacher, Isaac Newton Middle School
New York, NY, 09/11 - 06/12

Teacher, Cesar Chavez Elementary
Salinas, CA, 09/10-08/11

About Me

Since moving to New York, from a beautiful oceanside farm in California, I have been lucky enough to find and work with some exceptional children and their families. I love working directly with children, fostering their imaginations and independence. It keeps me feeling joyful and reminds me to always observe the world with beginner’s mind. I feel very fortunate to have found something I love doing that integrates well with the rest of my life.

As a teacher and caretaker, I am gentle, peaceful, and intuitive. I love encouraging a sense of play and curiosity. I don’t disagree with a bit of mischief now and again. I have experience teaching yoga to children and love to incorporate a bit of awareness into daily activities. My biggest passion is introducing children to the concept of our connection to the natural world, which means I love going outside and talking about nature.

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…

Teaching yoga and also being a part of my CSA's composting club.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Living in a Tiny House somewhere near the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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

Yoga, cooking, writing, reading, Spanish language, appreciation of art and the Universe.