There are creators and then there leaders and I am both !
Living a life full of fashion,food and fine art . From New York City school teacher to Small business owner . A true jack of all trades, making sure all are safe and motivated while doing it is my aspiration. Experience
Eleven Consignment Boutique
October 2011 - November 2019 180 1st ave NY NY 10009 Managed a small team of designers and buyers, became an expert in authenticating designer handbags. Lead the store from a small thrift shop to three luxury consignment stores handling over five thousand consigners and VIP clients . The resell industry is fast and ever changing my stores handled over five million dollar in sales and held ten million in merchandise at any given point. Susan Luger Associates, Inc.
April 2011 - April 2012
Family liaison, I worked side by side parents who had children in the New York city public school system who needed to go though the court system to fight for their Childs needs. It was a an emotional role, taking these families step by step though the system to advocate for their families needs.
Eye to Eye National
December 2010 - April 2012
Lead a small group of college students in a mentorship program with NYU and local public schools. Peer to Peer college students working with public school middle schoolers to help them prepare for their college road a head of them . Using the art room as a the vehicle for self expression . EYE to EYE is in over 40 states and is creating program nation wide for students with learning difference . It was a pleasure to work with this organization that fostered positive learning methods and safe spaces for people who learn differently.
181 5th Ave apt. 1R Brooklyn
The Association for Metro area Autistic Children, Inc Special Education Teacher
September 2009 - June 2010
Head Special Ed teacher for a group of eight 15 year olds who were on the spectrum ranging from verbal to non verbal . Using my Art background to help me communicate with them and using ABA behavior methods . This was a high stress and physically demanding job . The students where amazing and full of love.
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
June 2007 - February 2009
Private in home care for an adult male on the spectrum. This was the most challenging job I may ever hold. The student was from a family who had the means to build him his own school in the floor below their home. He had full days of one to one classes from art to math, he was non verbal and very physical .However challenging he was full of Love and had a passion for the arts. John Hopkins helped staff his private in home school to the best of their ability . Because they set the program up remotely I had to overly communicate with them to make sure we were all on the same page as the students ever changing needs.
University Of Phoenix
Doctorate of Business Management 2020-2022
City University of New York-Brooklyn College
Ms ed, Special Ed · 2010 - 2012
Bachelor of Fine Arts - BFA, Art Teacher Education and Psychology . 2004 - 2008 Skills
Fostering team work, Leading and Designing education curriculum, motivation speaking and creating team building exercises. Helping peers work though issues and resolving work force stress. Personal Development-coach, Internal effectiveness, diversity and inclusivity, In-house mentor, Business manger, Ceo guru . Learning the lessons the hard way and sharing that wisdom . Building a program that works to all disabilities and abilities. Creating and fostering communicating between employees and executives.