TEACHING ARTISTRY

Barnes Foundation/Puentes de Salud, Teaching Artist, Puentes a las Artes (Pre-School Art/Literacy) Philadelphia, PA: 2018-present

Arden Theatre Company, Arden For All Teaching Artist Philadelphia, PA: Fall 2018-present

PlayArts, StoryBook Playdate Teaching Artist (Infants & Toddlers) Philadelphia, PA: Fall 2018

BUILDABRIDGE International, Lead Teaching Artist (Drama/Movement & Visual Arts) Philadelphia, PA: 2014-present

Children's Community School, Oak Classroom Teacher (Ages 2.5-5) Philadelphia, PA: 2017-2018

Girls Leadership, Educator Haddonfield, NJ: 2017-present

Taller Puertorriqueño, Teaching Artist (Extended Care) Philadelphia, PA: Summer 2017

UArts Brind School of Theatre, Co-Teacher of Ensemble Devising Philadelphia, PA: Fall 2016

Al-Aqsa Academy, Teaching Artist, Collaborative Playwriting Philadelphia, PA: Fall 2016

Brown U/RISD CoLAB, Teaching Assistant + Devising Methodologies Instructor Providence, RI: Summer 2016

Philadelphia Young Playwrights, Actor Philadelphia, PA: 2015 

Antigravity Performance Project, Education Outreach Coordinator & Facilitator Providence, RI: 2012 – present

Providence Children's Museum, MuseumCorps Educator (STEAM) Providence, RI: 2012-2013

Trinity Repertory Company, Education Intern & Teaching Artist Providence, RI: 2011-2012

Savvy Theatre Works, Co-Founder & Teaching Artist* Bocas, Mexico: 2006-2012

Manton Avenue Project, Volunteer Performer Providence, RI: 2012-2013

No Small Parts, Teaching Artist Providence, RI: 2009-2010

 
 

Testimonials

“Francesca was consistently dedicated throughout the course to ensuring that her instruction was accessible for all of her students. The course objectives were delineated and met in ways that were conscious of student acknowledgement and understanding. Francescas emphasis on participatory activities were useful for heightened comprehension, and the activities and projects she designed were conducive to considering the course content in a practical manner (which, for the purposes of the Teaching Artistry course, is an essential aspect). Beyond the instructional approach, Francescas dedication to her students was exemplary and inspiring. Having taken the course, I feel a familiarity with the most desirable aspects of an effective teaching artist because I was taught by one.” - Anonymous Student Feedback, Temple University, Methods of Teaching Artistry. (2019)

"We loved Francesca. She made us feel comfortable and taught us so much. I love her ability to make everyone feel valued & special.” - Anonymous Participant, Girls Leadership (2018)

Francesca was a very good teacher, teaching us how to get better at compromising, using, confident body language. Francesca was EXCELLENT at incorporating a variety of personalities in the room and making every voice feel heard and important. She celebrated all styles! - Anonymous Participant, Girls Leadership (2018)