Over 15 years of experience in non-profit, administration, visual and performing arts workshop design and implementation, classroom and community education projects. Knowledgeable in providing professional and yet friendly, thorough customer service to clients, families and fellow citizens.Skilled at problem solving and conflict resolution, and able to help encourage teamwork. Able to network with individuals, organizations and community members to create positive and yet successful partnerships. Adept at handling confidential and/or sensitive information.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
⦁ Demonstrated leadership and management experience, including supervising administrative staff
⦁ Excellent interpersonal skills
⦁ Trained art and dance professional
⦁ Strong oral and written communication skills
⦁ Proficient with Microsoft Office, Word and Publisher, along with digital cameras
⦁ Strong social media background and skills
⦁ Excellent graphic design skills
⦁ Designed, directed and coordinated successful educational and arts programs for adults and children, including long-term before and after school events
⦁ Researched and wrote successful grant proposals
⦁ Designed and implemented media campaigns for various nonprofit organizations and groups using print, broadcast and social media
⦁ Managed several popular arts events, community festivals, workshops and conferences
BFA -Corcoran School of Arts, 1997
Bell Multicultural High School, 1993
ARTS AND MARKETING CONSULTANT
1997-present. Design and implement media campaigns for several individuals, small businesses and nonprofit organizations, including Esther Productions, Inc, Coalition for Housing Justice, Washington Peace Center, Malcolm X Dancers and Drummers, and Adams Morgan Day Festival. This involves identifying media contacts; writing press and other publicity materials, including posters and flyers; disseminating press kits; and interfacing with reporters and other journalists. Disseminate flyers, press releases, design and implement media campaigns for BZB International’s Annual Gift and Art Show. Also conduct market research for various groups, including for Kerry S. Pearson LLC.
Washington, DC. 1981 - present. Abstract Expressionist, Dancer, and Literary Artist with expertise in painting, graphic design, photography, videography, dance and poetry.
Kuumba Expressions, Washington, DC. 2015 - present. Responsible for general operations, programming and implementation of daily activities.
WEST AFRICAN DANCE INSTRUCTOR
Momies TLC and YWDEP, Washington, DC. SUMMER 2015 Kingdom Kids Care, Washington, DC. Provided West African dance instruction to a group of students for a Summer Camp program such as M.O.M.I.E.S. TLC and Y.W.D.E.P. Students learned a variety of West African Dances, cultural and historical context for each dance with a ½ hour warm-up, and energetic dance movements. Students learned a variety of West African Dances, cultural and historical within the context for each dance. Also provided instruction for students at several other organizations including Kingdom Kids Care, Washington, DC. (July 3, 2013 – July 17, 2013) Hyde Addison Elementary School (May 18, 2013)
Mundo Verde Public Charter Schools, Washington, DC. December 2013 – 2014. Managed and co-managed select classrooms; provided instructions according to prepared lesson plans; ensure classroom environment that promoted active learning while working with students to reinforce learning objectives as defined by the school; and performed other assigned duties.
STUDENT SUCCESS COACH
Center City Public Charter Schools, Washington, DC. October 2013-December 2013. Responsibilities included tutored individuals or small group of students; uphold the school’s behavior policy; and provided assistance with various extended learning program activities as needed.
Reading Partners, Washington, D.C. January 2013 through May 2013. Provided specialized instruction and academic assistance to students in 3rd through 5th grade, using the Reading Partners program and curriculum.
SUMMER ACADEMY CAMP PART- TIME ELECTIVE ART TEACHER
Higher Achievement, Washington, DC - Metro. July 1, 2013 - August 1, 2013. Created and implemented a visual arts lesson plan for summer program, specific to 5th - 8th grade students of varying backgrounds and abilities. Students gained knowledge and dexterity in specific forms of visual arts, including abstract painting.
AFFLIATED TEACHING ARTIST
Young Playwrights Theatre,Washington,DC. October 2012 – May 2013. Planned and presented visual arts classes for first and second grade students of varying backgrounds and abilities , integrating literacy fundamentals within the context of the classroom instruction; created a safe, structured, and positive environment for each student; established my own classroom rules for each student to follow; and prepared and disseminated a weekly report for the Program Manager.
REFERENCES FURNISHED UPON REQUEST