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Gillian B.

Education

Parsons School Of Design,
BFA in Illustration (Graduating 2022)
Education Certification (Projected 2023)

Childcare Experience

CAMP Experience Specialist
New York, NY, 07/19 - 09/19
Children Under 11 ( Activities and Crafts)

Camp Counselor
Randolph, NJ, 06/18 - 08/18
Boys 5-6 (18 Boys throughout the summer

After Care Specialist
Randolph, NJ, 09/18 - 06/18
Children ages 2-5 primarily

After School Art Teacher
Randolph, NJ, 10/17 - 04/18
Elementary School (3rd through 5th grade)

Professional Experience

Welcome Center Student Worker (The New School)
New York, NY, 09/20 - Present

Toy Store Seasonal Worker
New York, NY, 10/19 - 12/19

About me

I am Gillian, a current student at Parsons School of Design, one of the top art schools in the world. I am working towards becoming an art educator on an elementary school level. I am pursuing my Bachelor of Fine Art currently, and after plan on receiving a teaching certificate. I come from a small town in New Jersey where I worked frequently at local elementary schools providing after school care and art lessons. I have been babysitting and working with children since I was 14. When I was 14 I taught my first after school art class at a local elementary school, still a child myself.
I have been working to familiarize myself with childcare and education throughout my career experiences. I have been a camp counselor and a teacher. As a counselor, I took responsibility, as well as got myself involved with activities with the kids. I am an active and energetic person and participate with children to establish myself as not only a leader but also a friend to them. I am currently teaching myself how to cook as this is my first year of school without a meal plan. I enjoy baking with kids, I nannied my freshman year and baked as a fun activity with the kids. I worked at CAMP summer 2019 and during that time received CPR certification.


I have professional child care experience with...

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

I will be SmartSitting while...

I am usually in school or doing work for my school's admission team. I am helping incoming freshman with interest in my school receive information. I am also an artist so I do spend a lot of my time creating and painting. I am a huge lover of cartoons and children's media. I aim to work in children's media on the side from teaching. I enjoy video games and theatre as well, I am learning a software to make video games and taking a theatre course at my school. I am fostering cats and have adopted one, so spend a lot of time caring for animals.

In 5 years, I hope to be...

I hope to be an elementary school art teacher with a children's book published. I hope to work in a school and promote creativity for young children after I graduate as well as create my own work on the side. My elementary school art teacher was a pessimist, I was very upset when I talked to her post graduation and found out about her hatred of her life. She was drained, and hated art and teaching. I want to create and foster a fun environment for everyone where children can grow, because if the teacher hates it the kids will never learn to love art and creatively prosper.

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

I would love to teach children baking and art. I have vast experience teaching art classes to children of all kinds. With me as a sitter, your children will get a free art lesson. I have taught polymer clay, sculpture, painting, drawing and general crafts. I also enjoy baking and believe that is a very healing activity that children would enjoy. The process of baking is a lot of fun and the end result always pays off. I can find vegan or healthy recipes if requested.


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