Odelaisy Senior
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Location: Westwood, NJ, USA
School: The City College of New York
Field of study: Education

Odelaisy Senior

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Odelaisy Senior
38 Garden Place
Westwood,
New Jersey 07675
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Statement of Pedagogical Goals
Each student deserves arts education in their daily curriculum. I feel strongly committed to
deliver arts education curriculum in each art form to students. As a multilingual teacher,
born and raised in Cuba, I am interested in expanding my work with students, and art s upon
my experiences as a teaching artist, drama teacher, and choreographer. My aim is to take the
challenge of creating comprehensive and strong Arts diversified curriculum. Research
indicates that there is great potential for academic, intellectual, and personal growth when
students experience the arts in their core curriculum. With arts integration, exposure to
performing and working with professional artists in the field, I expect to see the best in every
student I work with.

EDUCATION
S tate High School Camaguey, Cuba 1995 - 1998
City College of New York, Bachelors Liberal Arts and Science Degree
Major in Theatre and a Minor in Education , City College of New York, 2004 - 2008
Masters Degree in Education, Educational Theater , 2008 - 2012
Initial Certification i n Educational Theater P to 12 Grade
Thesis Topic: How can drama enhance students’ reading and writing ability?

ADDITIONAL STUDIES
● Tropicana school of dance, Habana, Cuba, 1997 - 1999
● Goethe Institute, German Language, Germany, Munich, 1998 - 2001
● Literacy Early Reading First Coach Certification, Suffolk BOCES New York, 2011 -
2012
● NYU Child Care Management Certification, 2010 - 2011


LANGUAGES
● Spanish (first language)
● English (fluent second language)
● German (fluent)
● Italian (fluent)

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● French (some)


TEACHING ARTIST EXPERIENCE

Bronx International, Bronx, New York City, 2005 - 2007
Director/ Theater & Dance Teacher / Grades 2nd to 12th
● Instructed ten classes per week with multicultural students.
● Taught a diversified curriculum, which includes scenes, monologues studies,
choreography, technical theater, puppetry, storytelling, theater history, and theater
literacy.
● Planned daily implemented lesson plans.
● Graded and monitored students progress.
● Created a productive learning environment.
● Interacted with parents and served as a resource for other teachers.
● Lead theater workshops for students.
● Directed numerous theatrical student productions.

Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy II, Harlem New York, 2007 - 2009
Drama & Dance Teacher / Grades 3rd to 6th
● Coordinated After School Theater Program.
● Directed four major productions a year.
● Instructed students acting, play writing, puppetry, improvisation, dance, and drama
games.
● Wrote curriculum for all students.

Bronx Arts Ensemble, Bronx, New York, 2009 - 2011
Drama & dance Teaching Artist / Grades 2nd to 12th
● Instructed 20 classes per week with more than 200 multicultural students per week.
● Created curriculum for all 20 classes.
● Taught culturally diversified drama curriculum for all ages.
● Directed and staged dancing carnivals from diversified countries.
● Introduced students to differ ent cultures foods, and dances.

Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary, Wyandanch, Long Island, New York, Fall 2011
Student Teacher Teaching Artist / Grades 3rd to 5th
● Directed one major production.
● Created multicultural and diversified curriculum for all s tudents.
● Integrated drama into reading, writing, comprehension, and history lessons.
● Collaborated with other teachers.

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● Coached the drama club enrichment program for students.

Milton L OLive. Middle School, Wyandanch, Long Island, New York,
Spring to Summer 2012
Student Teacher Teaching Artist / 6th to 8th grade
● Created multicultural and diversified curriculum for all students.
● Directed one major production.
● Choreographed two major staged shows.
● Coached the drama club enrichment program for students.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE IN A PRE - SCHOOL SETTING

THE LEARNING TREE FLUSHING, NEW YORK 2009 - 2010
Lead Teacher for four year old class
● Developed a daily creative curriculum for children.
● Employed a v ariety of educational techniques such as storytelling, educational play,
singing, dancing, drama and music.
● Observed each child in order to improve their socialization and self - esteem as
individuals.
● Kept a daily journal for each child that parents were able to take home.
● Kept on going communication with parents about children’s learning progress, and
milestones.

HEAD START, WYANDANCH, NEW YORK, 2010 - 2012
Lead teacher artist for transi tioning into kindergarten five years years old class
● Developed a daily curriculum based on each child’s needs following the school whigue
lines and Head Start curriculum.
● Used puppets, music, musical instruments, storytelling, role playing, drama, and b ody
and movement to implement learning experiences.
● Worked one on one with children and in groups as well in order to improve children’s
socialization, behavior, and learning abilities.
● Tracked children’s progress and reported to parents weekly.
● Maintai ned a clean and organized classroom with safety standards.
● Assisted to teacher trainings and meetings on a regular basis.

KID’S INTERACTIVE OAKLAND, NEW JERSEY, 2017 - 2019
Lead Teacher for four year old class
● Developed daily curriculum according to each unique child’s needs.
● Followed Kid’s Interactive curriculum when developing lesson plans.

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● Use an extended variety of children’s books literature to teach children science,
English Language Arts, Science and th e Arts.
● Used musical instruments, puppets, and nature to reinforce learning experiences.
● Kept in touch with parents on a regular basis through the app himama where pictures,
daily schedule of meals and activities, and reports were sent to parents.
● Assis ted to teacher trainings and meetings on a regular basis.

PRIVATE TEACHING ARTIST EXPERIENCE, 2017 to present
Spanish through drama, music, body and movement, and vocalization at different libraries
in North New Jersey.
● Create my own lesson plans for infants to five year s old children where parents are
included in class activities.
● Meet each individual child's capacity to develop socially and emotionally through the
course of my class.
● Put together and create class materials.
● Keep in touch with libr aries in order to schedule structured lessons.
● Kept track of attendance.


References upon request