Shawn Ferreyra

shawn.ferreyra@gmail.com

Experience

Graphic Novel & Creative Writing Instructor –Writopia Lab, New York Nov 2016-Jan 2017

Leads Graphic Novel and Creative Writing workshops and conducts private sessions upon request. Develops and implements sequential art and creative writing lesson plans.


TeachingArtist –Wingspan Arts, Inc., New York Sep 2016-Present

Develops creative visual art lesson plans incorporating NY State LiteraryStandards, Blueprints for Teaching and Learning in the Arts, and multiple intelligences. Teaches creative visual art lesson plans inNY Public Schools.


TeachingArtist –Community Word Project, New York May 2016-Present

Develops creative visual art lesson plans incorporating NY State LiteraryStandards, Blueprints for Teaching and Learning in the Arts, and multiple intelligences. Teaches creative visual art lesson plans inNY Public Libraries and NY Public Schools. Mentors Teaching Artists in training.


InstructionalPacer/Mentor –Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes Apr 2016-Present

Teaches students with learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and non-diagnosed learning difficulties. Works one-on-one with students to improve reading, comprehension, and math. Administers and scores tests, mentors junior Clinicians. Designs and expedites student instruction.


Internship– BrooklynArts Council, New York Mar 2016-May 2016

P.S.295, 1stGrade After School, Brooklyn

Participated in an 8-week training that included: co-teaching Theatre and VisualArt lessons, assisting lead teachers in small group and one-on-one work with students, preparing students for performance.


ArtisticDirector – ElGato Family Theatre, San Francisco Aug 2005-Nov 2009

Founded and incorporated fiscally sponsored theatre company. Staged productions of original new plays for schools and for the public, including a Harry Potter project in collaboration with the Make aWish Foundation. Created curriculum for local schools and hosted school performances with educational talkbacks.


FreelanceStage Manager –Various,San Francisco Nov 2005-Nov 2009

Stage Managed a variety of theatre productions under several different AEA contracts.

Education

Teaching Artist Training & Internship Program —Community Word Project Oct 2015-Dec 2015

Participated in intensive hands-on professional development workshops. Topics included: lesson plan design and curriculum development, understanding developmental stages of youth, classroom management techniques, Universal Deign Learning, after school teaching, teaching with alternative populations, teaching artist pathways, and media arts.


BA, Theatre Arts –California State University Hayward

Continuing Education –Various

Continuing studies in: Illustration at School for the Visual Arts in New York,Playwriting at ESPA in New York and Playwrights Foundation in SanFrancisco, Filmmaking and Editing at DCTV, New York

References available upon request.

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