Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Dichroic Glass Classes-Thompson Pk Creative Arts Center

Dichroic glass contains multiple micro-layers of metal oxides which make the glass shimmer and sparkle. Get to know the tools and processes for cutting, shaping and fusing glass while making a beautiful piece of jewelry. An additional fee of approximately $25 for materials is required. Instructor: Yvonne Yaar

One 2-Hr Session $16.00 Per Person

Mon, Oct 11 3:00-5:00 PM....................................Z9404A

Mon, Oct 4 3:00-5:00 PM.....................................Z9004A
Mon, Nov 1 3:00-5:00 PM.....................................Z9604A

Monday, September 27, 2010

A Resume!

"My hope is to land in an arts or education related position with a focus on project coordination, but I am always open to other possibilites."


OBJECTIVE To obtain a project coordinator position where I am able to utilize my creativity, organizational skills, and writing ability to make a positive contribution to the organization.

WORK HISTORY Ballet Forte at Wings Conservatory, Inc., Chester, NJ 2009 - present

Director of Operations for Ballet Forte, a pre-professional audition based dance conservatory training a select group of students who plan to pursue a career in dance.
· Direct and coordinate the operation of Ballet Forte; formulate policies, manage finances, and plan the use of materials and human resources.
Matheny Medical and Educational Center, Peapack, NJ 2007 - 2009
Special Projects Coordinator for the Arts Access Program, an alternative fine arts program for individuals with complex developmental disabilities located in a teaching hospital and premier private school.

Organized and expedited special projects and events; arranged and oversaw use of arts center facility; drafted and edited written material about program.

Mount Prospect School, Basking Ridge, NJ 2000 - 2006
Fifth Grade Teacher, Mentor, Enrichment Class Instructor for one of New Jersey’s 31 Great Elementary Schools; Mount Prospect School is among New Jersey’s top 10% in passing rates on standardized tests.
Designed and implemented lessons in language arts, math, science, and social studies; led integration of technology into numerous areas of curriculum.

State Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ 1998 - 2004
Front of House Staff for an 1,800 seat theater hosting a variety of national and international performances, serving over 300,000 patrons each year.
Provided customer service and assisted patrons with tickets and seating.

Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ 1998 – 2001
Education Consultant & Art Camp Manager for an art museum located on the Rutgers University campus with a total of 50,000 works.
· Created museum’s monthly interactive family art program; researched and formulated child-friendly activities for museum’s learning center.
2000 Ed.M., Early Childhood/Elementary Education, 4.0 GPA
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
1996 B.A., Anthropology/Archaeology, 3.9 GPA (Summa Cum Laude)
Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Implemented marketing plans, including press releases, public service announcements, and newsletter production for commercial and nonprofit organizations
Facilitated team meetings and conference calls
Drafted and edited reports, solicitation materials, and grants
Researched funding sources for nonprofit organizations
Recruited volunteers to serve as mentors for at risk youth
Drafted museum’s monthly interactive family art program
Presented material at faculty meetings
Researched and formulated child-friendly activities for museum’s learning center
Wrote and published newsletters and articles for business, schools, and nonprofit organizations
Created and taught lessons in language arts, math, science, and social studies
Produced large-scale stage productions at New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Bickford Theatre, George Street Playhouse, Crossroads Theatre
Managed publication of a children’s book
Spearheaded production of a documentary film
Planned and directed major events and fundraisers for nonprofit organizations and schools involving various departments and local news organizations
Coordinated use of arts center facility among various departments and outside entities
Managed fifth grade classroom at a top-rated NJ public school
Supervised student teacher and served as mentor for first year teacher
Coordinated special events, workshops, and recreational activities
Trained and supervised volunteers for projects and special events
Interviewed candidates for employment

Maintained financial records using QuickBooks Pro
Cataloged artwork and launched database using FileMaker Pro
Designed PowerPoint presentations
Maintained database of volunteers, contributors, and board members
Developed school’s fifth grade Web page
Composed Web quest entitled Civil War Women
Directed students in numerous Web-based research projects and multimedia presentations

HONORS Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education
Graduate School of Education Alumni Association Award, Fall 1999
Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society
Golden Key National Honor Society

ACTIVITIES Huntington Learning Center, Tutor
New Jersey Arts Collaborative (NJAC), Vice President
Cultural Access Network of New Jersey (CAN), Committee Member
Mount Prospect Home-School Council, Representative
Mount Prospect Social Committee, Co-chairperson
Mount Prospect Character Education Committee, Representative

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Olde Time Antiques & Collectibles Faire

The Ocean County Historical Society will be hosting its 24th Olde Time Antiques & Collectibles Faire on Saturday, September 4, 2010 from 9:00 AM to 4: 00 PM, rain or shine. The event will be held at the Ocean County Parking Garage between Hadley and Hooper Avenues Toms River.
Bring your family to this popular event that will include food, antique appraisals at $5.00 per item, enjoy the offerings of talented musicians from the Music Academy of Toms River, early craft demonstrators, and the works of seven local artists in the Artists’ Garden. The Pineland Engine Club and antique cars will also be on display. Free tours of the OCHS Museum and its current exhibition, “World War II: A Look Back from Ocean County”, are available. Test your luck to win the 50/50 Raffle! You won’t want to miss the excitement from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
For information call 732-341-1880 or visit our website