My name is Kim Taylor Knight and I work full time as a licensed teaching artist/teacher (dance, theatre, storytelling) for the Boston Public Schools. I have attached my resume.
In addition to my teaching experience within the public schools, I also have worked as an independent contractor for both Citi Center and Read Boston. Prior to those positions, I spent 8 years as the assistant to the Children's Ministries Director (administrative and programmatic) at Trinity Church Boston and as the Reading Coordinator for South Boston Neighborhood house's "Early Books". In all of these capacities I have supervised as well as instructed young people. I was a coordinator during my Early Books tenure, as the "Arts In the Park", a program for teenagers to learn to work with children in our summer program.
People that know me, consider my ability to collaborate and unite others, as one of my primary talents. I have been a part-time artist since moving to Boston from Iowa in 1989 and have worked with both early childhood and the elderly (Hebrew Rehab as a recreation therapist). My background has given me the opportunity to work with and for various arts organizations and thus I am well versed in the resources in our community and how to engage their involvement. I am currently on the Instructional leadership team, and playground grant committee at our school.