Melissa Guillet

Freelance Writer & Poem Writer

Location:Providence, Rhode Island, United States
2 Skills
Melissa Guillet


• Feinstein School of Education, Assessing Student Behaviors, December 2009
• RIDE, Aligning Instruction and Assessment to the RI Grade Span Expectations,
November 2010
• Lesley University, Master of Education, May 2006, summa *** laude
• Rhode Island College, BS/Art Education and BFA/Painting, May 1999, magna *** laude
• Cumberland High School, Diploma with Honors

Teaching Experience:

• East Providence Public Schools (Aug. 2002 - June 2003, August 2004 - present) - Art
teacher K-5, integrating with other subjects and developing teaching materials, artist
• RISD (Jan 2002) - Eskimo art workshop for 6-8 year olds, including dance, music, and
• St. Vincent’s Home (July 2001-August 2002) - teaching and implementing an
interdisciplinary art program K-12 for behavior-disordered and learning disabled students
• Greater Woonsocket Catholic Schools (Jan. 2000 - June 2000) - long term art substitute,
responsible for art curriculum at three schools, teaching 600+ students, grades K-8
• Warwick Public Schools (1999/60 days) - substitute teacher, all grade levels, mostly art
• Cranston Public Schools (1999/8 days) - substitute teacher, mostly art
• Attleboro Museum (Feb. 98 to 2002) - created and taught classes with different themes,
media and focus on various cultures; taught several drawing sessions at the Capron Park
Zoo; volunteered for special events; designed pamphlet for Neo-Surrealism exhibit

Other Work Experience:

• Supervisor (3 years) - Trained and supervised staff at two restaurants. Responsible for
organizing shifts, ordering supplies, and improving efficiency of workers.
• Thomson National Press/Tomkins/Perkins (1 year plus various summers) - Counted
inventory for annual tax audit, data entry to computerize inventory, machine prep on die
cut and other machine types
• Other Skills: Curriculum Development, Grant Writing, Collaboration, Designing Teaching
Materials, Book Lay-out, Poetry, Landscaping, Murals, Carpentry

Professional Affiliations:

• NEA/RIEA • NAEA/RIAEA • SCBWI (Society of Children’s Books Writers and


• Artwork in “Drawing Conclusions” juried show, 1995 • College Honors Project: “Echoes
from Babel: Interpersonal Isolation in a Postmodern Era” (artwork and thesis paper), 1998
• Feature Poet 1998 to present at various national venues • Artwork at AS220, the
Attleboro Museum, the Bannister Gallery, Cafe Mondo, Frontier Gallery, Kraus Gallery,
Woodland Spice and Tea, • International Women’s Day Festival
2002/2003 • Deans List every semester • Published poetry in magazines and anthologies
• Cirino Education Grant 2001 • RIPIN Grant 2006 • Rhode Island Foundation Arts in
Academia Grant 2007 • ArtsReach Grant 2008 and 2009 • ABC6/ Audubon Poster
Contest winner (student work) 2008 • The Power of Art Scholarship 2008 • YAM and RI
Alliance for Art Education participant (student work) • Audubon’s “Schoolyard Science for
the Urban Ecosystem” 2010

References Available Upon Request
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Poem Writing