Director of Programs/Focus Instructor, New York, NY - July 13, 2015
I worked at Winston Prep in NYC between 2004-2012. Originally hired as a Focus Instructor because of my education and background as a speech-language pathologist, I had the opportunity to work with children 6-12th grade 1:1 5x a week.
For a private school, I was surprised the school didn't have a large assembly and cultural program. As someone who grew up in the arts, I felt it was something that would benefit the school. With permission from the headmaster, I started the Winston Prep Cultural Club. It began with a single hip-hop class for 50 students and teacher chaperones to Broadway Dance Center in NYC, and expanded to attending NYC Ballet performances, meet the dancer, meet the orchestra and theater tours, to attending concerts at Jazz at Lincoln Center, to attending Broadway Workshops, Performances for students, parents, and teachers, and attending Talkbacks with the casts.
I was also the director of the after school Learning Support Center for 2 years and developed a musical cabaret program for 2 years.
There was a lot of focus and time required to writing reports 3x a year. This was a positive workplace, that provided a safe environment for the students and a supportive environment for the teachers.