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when you learn, TEACH.

when you get, GIVE.

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 Ancestor Maya Angelou

I am teach becauseit gives me life. learning in a system that was not constructed for children in unsupported environments allows me to become creative in educating the children of today and tomorrow. Understanding that there is freedom in learning beauty in dreaming big, and nuruting their own comfortibility in creating.

Learning in that institutionalized and systematic educational system for almost 23 years  has allowed me to unpack the differences between  'needing' to learn in order to survive and wanting to learn for personal growth. Kids deserve opportunities to learn and know that people believe in them because they are important. and magical. This leave space for them to choose how. As I am students of life. As I learn, i share- not to hold in the information for my own, but to share merely a perspective.. Thank you to the teachers who believed in me. Let's continue to share our wisdom with each other. 

 

Educate
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New York

2018-2019

Abrons Art Center Teaching Artist

Locations

  •  PS188, Lower East Side,1st -- 3rd Grade

  • Manhattan Charter School, Lower East Side, 2nd -- 3rd Grade

  • ALC Prospect Place, Brooklyn 6th -- 8th Grade


2021-2022

  • Zeta Charter Schools, Bronx, Art Teacher,

 K-4th Grade

  • Beginning with Children Charter School, Brooklyn, Art Teacher, 6th-8th Grade

Volunteer

 Red Hook Art Project

PS 188
1st-3rd Grade
 

Manhattan Charter
School

2nd-3rd Grade