Kassie R.

Education

Oral Roberts University, Pursuing degree in Social Work and Dance Performance

Childcare Experience

Full-time Nanny
Bergen County, NJ, 09/12 - Present
Boy, age 2-3; girl, age 2 months-13 months

Full-time Temporary Nanny
Tulsa, OK, 07/12 - 09/12
Boy, age 11; boy, age 8; boy, age 8; girl, age 7.

Summer Camp Instructor
Tulsa, OK, 05/12 - 07/12
Children, grades 1-12

Full-time Nanny
Tulsa, OK, 08/10 - 12/12
Girl, age 4-6; boy, age 3-4

Children's Dance Instructor
Sand Springs, OK, 08/09 - 12/12
Children, grades 1-12

On-call Care Provider
Tulsa, OK, 08/09 - 05/12
Children ages 0-13 years

Professional Experience

Freelance Writer
OK, TX, NJ, 08/10 - Present

About Me

I have loved working with children since my earliest days of helping out with my six younger siblings and the first time I was invited to assist my teachers in baby ballet classes to help support my dance education. I have worked for three years as a full-time live-in and live-out nanny while furthering my education in social work and dance pedagogy, and have provided on-call care for years before that!

I’m an avid believer that literacy and nurturing inquisitive, intellectually curious behavior in childhood sets the stage for success in adulthood. I’m an active human rights and adoption advocate, and a freelance writer.

I have professional childcare experience with…

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

I will be SmartSitting while…

Continuing my education and interning with a Manhattan literary agent.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Working in dance education, volunteering in China, and a published novelist.

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

I was a competitive classical pianist in childhood, and love all styles of music! I also love sharing my love for dance, literature, and baseball (Texas Rangers fan, here -- sorry NYC). I love cooking and baking, and some of my favorite childcare memories have happened over a bowl of chocolate chip cookie dough.