Daniela de Sousa, B.A. 66 South Central Ave. Umatilla, FL Email: email@example.com
Phone. 860-377-5826. Web Site: danieladesousa.weebly.com
Art Teacher (K-12) Eligible and highly qualified teaching professional. Trained in various artistic mediums. Talent for fostering art appreciation, and promoting creativity and open mindness. Capable to maintain a well disciplined and highly motivated classroom. Eager to bestow support and positive encouragement to ensure individual success. Collaborative educator, with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to cultivate and sustain strong relationships within the community.
Teacher Assistant and Art Specialist Work cohesively with the lead teacher to foster a nurturing and stimulating non-competitive environment for a lower elementary classroom. Job duties include organizing materials and cleaning the work space to facilitate the learning process and help guide each child through self-directed activities. Create art education units that provide opportunities for critical thinking, problem solving, and experiences with traditional and alternative media integrating with lead teacher’s curriculum context.
Free-lance Studio Artist June 2006 to Present Contracted for commissioned portraits in chalk, acrylic and oil paints, figurative sculptures in fired clay, wood and metal, woodcarving and assemblage.
Free-lance Performing Artist August 2008 to Present Performed in various venues with a Brazilian Jazz band as lead singer and rhythm guitar player (violao: nylon-stringed Brazilian guitar), and with a trio of voices, singing, arranging harmonies and playing rhythm guitar. Currently playing and singing solo.
Wind Horse Wellness Center - Eustis, FL March 2011 and June 2011
Art Instructor Created a safe and collaborative environment for children ages 5 through 10 years old to explore, create and express themselves through open-ended projects such as recycling art, collages, paintings and sculptures using various themes and mediums.
Camp Horizons - South Windham, CT June 2009 to June 2010
Art Instructor Supported young adult with disabilities to further artistic capabilities, creating fun and engaging educational and recreational projects integrating various thematic lessons, utilizing appropriate materials and encouraging self-expression through positive reinforcement.
Camp Horizons - South Windham, CT. February 2008 to June 2010
Job Coach Supported persons with disabilities to find, maintain, and grow in community-based jobs. Develop work skills, provide education, training and other supports based on person-centered positive programming to adults with developmental disabilities. Provide school-to-work transitions and job development.
Windham Public Schools - Willimantic, CT October 2006 to June 2007
Special Education Secretary Performed a variety of secretarial and clerical duties requiring the exercise of judgment in relation to problems and the ability to work with numerous interruptions. Made frequent contact with faculty, and other school departments and students; contacts require tact and diplomacy. Maintained school-oriented confidential information.
Windham Head Start - Willimantic, CT August 2006 to December 2006
Family Advocate Substitute
Long term Family Advocate substitute for the Windham Head Start and Early Head Start program. Executed basic office functions, including file maintenance and organize records. Coordinated with parents/guardians of children enrolled in the program. Provided support and created bridges between families and the school.
Substitute Teacher Traveled through the school district substitute teaching all core subjects for grades K-12. Implemented pre-planned lessons and activities in accordance with schools standards and teachers guidelines. Utilized a cooperative discipline model and a reward system to maintain a positive and focused classroom,
Windham Head Start - Willimantic, CT January 2002 to June 2003
Teacher Assistant Assisted pre-school students with language development, motor skills and social development, providing care and guidance under the supervision of early childhood educators.
Play and Learn Daycare Center - South Windham, CT March 2001 to January 2002
Assistant Teacher Assisted in the care and guidance of infants to pre-school age children. Organized educational projects and activities fostering language acquisition and phonological awareness. Assisted school age children with homework and school projects.
Windham Public Schools, Willimantic, CT. August 2000 to March 2001
Substitute Teacher Assistant Traveled through the school district assisting teachers of all core subjects for grades K-12. Implemented pre-planned lessons and activities in accordance with schools standards and teachers guidelines.
Private Music Teacher - Sao Paulo, Brazil January 1998 to June 1999
Music Teacher Taught private lessons of guitar, harmonica and music initiation for children ages 5 through 12 and adults beginners. Tailored lesson plans and integrated a wide range of activities and materials.
Santa Catarina Children’s Shelter - Sao Paulo, Brazil January 1998 to June 1999
Volunteer and Tutor Tutored children with learning disadvantages with all subject areas and planned educational and recreational activities. Organized fund raising drives and coordinated holiday events for orphans.
Selected Exhibitions ECSU Library. Willimantic, CT April 2005
Arts & Science Research Conference & Exhibition Acus Gallery. Willimantic, CT May, 2006
Annual Senior Art Exhibition WEEC. Willimantic, CT April 2006