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Wabei S.


Guildhall School of Music and Drama,
Acting, Minor in Music and Theatre in Education

American University,
Producing Film and Video

New York University,
Performance Studies

Chatham University,
Film and Digital Technology

Childcare Experience

Professional Experience

K-5 Curriculum Development, Arts Educator
Pittsburgh, PA, 01/13 - Present

CRAE Arts Consultant, Pittsburgh Public Schools
Pittsburgh, PA, 09/09 - 02/14

Director, performing arts for youth, global posse
Pittsburgh, USA/Windhoek Namibia, US and Namibia, 01/92 - 09/14

Principal, Helen O'Grady Drama Academy
Windhoek, Namibia, 09/09 - 12/11

Adjunct Duquesne University, Early Childhood Ed.
Pitstsburgh, PA, 01/06 - 05/06

Artist in Residence, Linden Elementary
Pittsburgh, PA, 09/99 - 06/00

About me

Whether I am with infants, toddlers, school-age kids, teens, college students or seniors,
nurturing is what I like to do. I love managing kids! My most memorable experience was
raising my own children. My son is having a gap year from college and my daughter is a junior at Prep School. Along my journey, I learned you also have to nurture
community and most of all, parents have to learn to nurture themselves.
After raising my own children, going to college, owning a non-profit and working in
schools, there is an art to raising kids and parenting which is about the health of the entire unit. Raising kids includes party planning, rites of passage rituals and celebrations, sleepovers, trips to the mall, and on and on. I want to assist a couple with the challenges of juggling stressful jobs with the social and developmental needs of their children. I am most
interested in lovingly setting boundaries, routines and schedules. I am very warm and well traveled. I was brought up in a diplomatic home so I speak several languages that include French, Arabic, Russian and Sotho. My mother was the personal chef of Senator John D. Rockefeller III’s family so between my own life growing up in diplomacy, I can cook family as well as formal dinners. I love pets and if necessary, I will also take care of their special needs including walks and dog parks, vet and grooming, boarding needs, and regular encouragement and deserved cuddles. That goes for the kids as well! I am a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London and the Tisch School, New York University as well as others. I am a teaching artist but feel most satisfied spending time with children. I specialize in early childhood arts education emphasizing on activities that focus on confidence and self-esteem through dramatic play, voice and speech, reading and writing, music and dance drama. I am very interested in assisting families to support inquisitive children as well as those with special needs to help them all make the best possible choices for the long-term well being of their family. Five years from now, I will be supporting a good family and being a writer in my part time.

I have professional child care experience with...

  • Infants
  • Toddlers
  • Preschoolers
  • School-aged (K-5)
  • Preteen
  • Teenagers
  • Twins
  • Multiples
  • Special Needs

I will be SmartSitting while...

Writing lyrics for new opera, composing or singing, writing reality tv story arcs, walking my dog, meditation, hanging out with my children or friends, cooking, playing tennis, relaxing and meditation, camping or traveling to new places.

In 5 years, I hope to be...

...a published author of a children's best seller storybook, credited as a story producer and the creator of a childrens' television show but still working as a Smartsitter and also teaching and lecturing on life in Barotseland.

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

Creative play, dance drama, traditional games children's games, songs and rhymes from around the world, art history for kids, swimming, horseback riding, baseball, soccer, tennis, hiking, cooking, reading, writing, earth science and the environment, animal friend skills,

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