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Teaching Artist/Teacher
Experience: K/1 Teacher, TSA/Literacy K-5, Drama Teacher
2011 Thank-a-Teacher for Social Justice Award 
TED 2012  Speaker/Storyteller
 
Education Cont.
Professional Development

Literacy Collaborative OSU
Balanced Literacy Framework

NYU/OSU Process Drama
(literacy, literature interpretation, and social studies)

Guided Reading,  
Fountas & Pinnell
Benchmark Assessment

Implementing Phonics Lessons and Word Study
K/1

WRITE Institute
(San Diego County Office of Education)

Academic English Mastery Program (AEMP,
Dr. Noma LeMoine)

National Urban Alliance (NUA, Pedagogy of Confidence)

Equity Centered Coaching (Enid Lee)

Intro to Singapore Math

Education: San Francisco State University

M.A. Elementary Education: Language & Literacy
Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential 
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential K-12/Adult, CLAD, Clear 
Supplementary, Drama/Theatre Credential 
*B.F.A. Theatre Arts - Webster University, Conservatory of Theatre Arts
Suriname Rainforest - U.S. Dept of State Special Speaker Award


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TED 2012 Speaker/Storyteller Long Beach, CA

Friday, March 2    Session 11: The Classroom

Bill Nye                           Science Guy
Ainissa Ramirez             Science Evangelist
Aaron Reedy                    Teacher
John Bohannon + Black  Science Writer
Label Movement               
Al Vermacchio                  Sexuality Educator
Kate Messner                    Author, Educator, Speaker
Angie Miller                       Language Arts Educator
Awele Makeba                  Storyteller, Teaching Artist
Rafe Esquith                     Educator

Program Guide
http://conferences.ted.com/TED2012/program/guide.php



Professional Organizations: Americans for the Arts, ASCD, American Alliance of Theatre Educators (AATE), California Kindergarten Association, California Reading Association (CRA), International Reading Association (IRA), Teaching Artist Organized TAO), 

Conference Presenter: TED 2012 Speaker/Storyteller, ASCD, American Alliance of Theatre Educators (AATE), California Reading Association, Coalition of Essential Schools, International Reading Association, Organization of American Historians, National Association of Multicultural Educators, National Oral History Association, Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed, White Privilege Conference

Awards: U.S. Dept. of State Special Guest Speaker Tour: Paramaribo, Suriname; Bay Area Writing Project Fellowship-UC Berkeley, Franam Scholarship for Black Women (SFSU), CA Reading Association Australia Youth Congress, City of Oakland Redevelopment Agency Cultural Arts Grant, Excellence in Arts Leadership (Alameda County), Thank-a-Teacher Social Justice Award (SF T4SJ),
  
  
  

*Stanford University: Former Dramatist-in-Residence for Dr. Claybourne Carson, History Department and Director, Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute


Quotes
“Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.” –Mary McLeod Bethune

“We have to improve life, not just for those who have the most skills and those who know how to manipulate the system. But also for and with those who often have so much to give but never get the opportunity.” –Dr. Dorothy Height

“If we think we have ours and don’t owe any time or money or effort to help those left behind, then we are a part of the problem rather than the solution to the fraying social fabric that threatens all Americans.” –Marian Wright Edelman




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TED 2012 Speaker/Storyteller Long Beach, CA

Friday, March 2    Session 11: The Classroom

Bill Nye                           Science Guy
Ainissa Ramirez                Science Evangelist
Aaron Reedy                    Teacher
John Bohannon + Black      Science Writer
Label Movement               
Al Vermacchio                   Sexuality Educator
Kate Messner                    Author, Educator, Speaker
Angie Miller                       Language Arts Educator
Awele Makeba                   Storyteller, Teaching Artist
Rafe Esquith                     Educator

Program Guide
http://conferences.ted.com/TED2012/program/guide.php

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Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world
http://www.ted.com/

TED 2012 Speaker/Storyteller Long Beach, CA

Friday, March 2    Session 11: The Classroom

Bill Nye                           Science Guy
Ainissa Ramirez                Science Evangelist
Aaron Reedy                    Teacher
John Bohannon + Black      Science Writer
Label Movement               
Al Vermacchio                   Sexuality Educator
Kate Messner                    Author, Educator, Speaker
Angie Miller                       Language Arts Educator
Awele Makeba                   Storyteller, Teaching Artist
Rafe Esquith                     Educator

Program Guide
http://conferences.ted.com/TED2012/program/guide.php

Ted Logo
Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world
http://www.ted.com/

TED 2012 Speaker/Storyteller Long Beach, CA

Friday, March 2    Session 11: The Classroom

Bill Nye                           Science Guy
Ainissa Ramirez                Science Evangelist
Aaron Reedy                    Teacher
John Bohannon + Black      Science Writer
Label Movement               
Al Vermacchio                   Sexuality Educator
Kate Messner                    Author, Educator, Speaker
Angie Miller                       Language Arts Educator
Awele Makeba                   Storyteller, Teaching Artist
Rafe Esquith                     Educator

Program Guide
http://conferences.ted.com/TED2012/program/guide.php

Ted Logo
Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world
http://www.ted.com/

TED 2012 Speaker/Storyteller Long Beach, CA

Friday, March 2    Session 11: The Classroom

Bill Nye                           Science Guy
Ainissa Ramirez                Science Evangelist
Aaron Reedy                    Teacher
John Bohannon + Black      Science Writer
Label Movement               
Al Vermacchio                   Sexuality Educator
Kate Messner                    Author, Educator, Speaker
Angie Miller                       Language Arts Educator
Awele Makeba                   Storyteller, Teaching Artist
Rafe Esquith                     Educator

Program Guide
http://conferences.ted.com/TED2012/program/guide.php