professional experience

WORKSHOPS AND AWARDS

Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop (admitted) 2017

VONA/Voices Prose Residency (admitted) 2017

Fellowship Finalist PEN Emerging Voices 2017

Fellowship Finalist Writers Week at Idyllwild Arts 2016

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS AND COURSEWORK

Master of Arts in Humanities emphasis in Art History San Francisco State University

Bachelor of Arts in Humanities emphasis in Art History California State University, Northridge

California State University International Program Florence, Italy

Clear Credential Program University of California San Diego Extension

Single Subject Teaching Credential in English California State University Northridge

ERWC (Expository Reading and Writing Course) Certification | May 2015

UCLA Extension Writer’s Program Creative Nonfiction

EXPERIENCE

Freelance English Tutor and Writing Coach   Self-Employed | September 2015 – Present

Instruct and tutor students in English of various abilities and ages, including writing skills for academic and professional purposes:

  • Coached senior high school student – with below average admittance GPA – in writing college admissions essay; student was accepted into all UC schools, George Washington University and New York University
  • Assist and tutor a variety of adult English language learners in writing for diverse fields; including information and technology, and health and wellness
  • Tutored UCLA undergraduate student on literary theory, and assisted in editing final paper
  • Created experiential writing workshops based on the five senses

Substitute Teacher   DirectEd   Woodland Hills | February 2016 – Present

Instruct multiple grade levels and core subjects at various schools in the Los Angeles area by implementing academic and behavioral expectations; including Art, English Language Arts and World History:

  • As a long-term substitute eighth grade ELA teacher at New West Charter School, successfully cultivated a positive, academically rich classroom environment after several teachers vacated position

Educator   Opportunities for Learning Charter Schools   Encino | August 2009 – August 2015

Assessed and designed academic plans to personalize learning needs utilizing arts-based curriculum at an independent study, continuation school; provided personal guidance as a reality-based teacher to motivate at-risk seventh through twelfth graders toward graduation and college admission:

  • Established The Young Women’s Art Collective workshops
  • Developed curriculum and instructional materials to support The Young Women’s Art Collective
  • Fostered experiential learning through organizing field trips for The Young Women’s Art Collective to LACMA, MOCA Pacific Design Center and LA Opera
  • Inaugurated student writing into the school newsletter by assigning student submitted articles
  • Facilitated Girl Talk, a group for female students to discuss emotional and societal issues
  • Interviewed, communicated and collaborated with stakeholders regarding students’ behavioral and academic progress
  • Implemented support systems for students using traditional and adult learning principles
  • Collaborated with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) committee to collect, analyze and report program metrics for 2010 accreditation
  • Achieved 300% increase in student admissions into four-year colleges

English Language Arts Teacher   Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, Los Angeles | August 2015 – January 2016

Managed, designed, revised and implemented curriculum for 186 seventh and eighth grade low-income, English Language Learners to deliver practical and creative learning solutions:

  • Analyzed assessments, student coursework and previously collected data to identify learning needs
  • Conducted one-on-one interviews and facilitated whole group discussions to engage community
  • Facilitated preparation to administer high-stakes tests for English Language Learners
  • Participated in continuous professional development; including community building and academic frameworks
  • Managed materials, schedules and communication for high-stakes, time-sensitive assessments

Arts and Culture Writer   pLAywriting in the city  Los Angeles | July 2012 – January 2015

Used academic and writing background to review and critique plays, dance performances, musicals and operas at established and independent venues – including Mark Taper Forum, Ahmanson, Ford Theatre and Royce Hall – for former Los Angeles based online arts journal:

  • Successfully pitched 100% of writing assignments to develop content
  • Cultivated relationships with public relations representatives to gain access to pivotal, sold out performances
  • Gained audience through use of blog and social media

Event Coordinator   Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles | February 2014 – September 2015

Organized successful social gatherings, including securing location and evaluating cost efficiency, to meet organization’s fundraising needs. Effectively managed event communications; including design, status and issues, with appropriate stakeholders:

  • Built multi-generational social community through coordinating Tibetan New Year celebration, Midsummer’s Day Picnic and Game Night
  • Employed social media to advertise and market events to assure well attendance for fundraising
  • Created successful events through selecting, procuring and arranging theme-inspired decorations
  • Outreached to members using the organization directory to recruit volunteers

 English Teacher   Vista Middle School  Van Nuys | September 2008 – February 2009

Instructed three seventh grade classes of thirty students through implementing Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences, while creating a nurturing, academically challenging environment:

  • Students attained highest scores in the school on the California periodic assessment for their grade-level
  • Established strong relationships with colleagues by participating in professional development initiatives
  • Inspired students by inviting and interviewing speakers from diverse backgrounds into the classroom

 English Teacher John F. Kennedy High School, Granada Hills | June 2008 – August 2008

  • Taught one period of intensive intervention summer school consisting of low-performing ninth and twelfth graders and a second period tenth grade students
  • Utilized group learning strategies and activities to provide scaffolded and differentiated instruction to a diverse group of learners

 English Teacher   EF International School of English  Northridge | December 1997 – July 1998

Created lesson plans to teach English as a Foreign Language:

  • Facilitated coursework for internationally diverse groups of business professionals

Art History Tutor   California State University Northridge, Disabled Services | March 1995 – May 1995

Taught student how to construct an upper-division, academic term paper on postmodern art:

  • Selected by professor from class of 200 students to assist student with a learning disability

 Visitor Services Volunteer  The Getty Center  Los Angeles | June 2008 – August 2009

  • Served as liaison between guests and institution; greeted, guided and provided appropriate information to visitors
  • Assisted with special projects as needed; such as performances at the Getty Villa
  • Participated in continuing education through attending exhibit lectures; such as Maria Sibylla Merian & Daughters: Women of Art and Science

 Gallery Intern   Patrick Painter Gallery  Santa Monica | November 2007 – January 2008

  • Utilized high-profile client database to mail gallery announcements and event invitations
  • Catalogued artists’ work using Artsystems GalleryPro
  • Maintained slide library through categorizing slides according to artist and date
  • Inventoried and organized gallery library

Magazine Intern   Vista, Florence & Tuscany  Florence, Italy | September 1996 – May 1997

  • Assisted the editor with layout decisions; such as story placement and photograph selection
  • Maintained magazine library by categorizing resources using Mac OS
  • Researched information for various articles related to relevant Florentine current events and cultural outlets

Sales   Nordstrom  Canoga Park | February 2003 – August 2007

Cultivated and sustained loyal clientele in a high-end lingerie department through product knowledge and understanding customer needs:

  • Earned Top Tier salesperson by consistently achieving 125% of personal and company sales goals
  • Conducted 85% of daily business through repeat customer base
  • Trained and monitored new hires and colleagues on aspects of selling; including customer service, fitting clients and departmental procedures

 

 PUBLICATIONS

Mann, Natalie Mislang (December 2016). Generations. ONLY LIGHT CAN DO THAT. The Rattling Wall and PEN Center USA post-election anthology.

Mann, Natalie Mislang as Parker Deren (August 31, 2012). Base banality: Celebrity Saturdays at IO West. pLAywriting in the city. Retrieved  from https://playwritingworld.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/base-banality-celebrity-saturdays-at-io-west/

Mann, Natalie Mislang (July 27, 2012). Will the real Federico Lorca please stand up? pLAywriting in the city. Retrieved from https://playwritingworld.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/will-the-real-federico-garcia-lorca-please-stand-up/

Mann, Natalie Mislang (September 28, 2012). Three views cubed. pLAywriting in the city. Retrieved from https://playwritingworld.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/three-views-cubed/

Mann, Natalie Mislang (January 12, 2013). Entering the Void: Last chance to see ‘Destroy the Picture’. Parker Deren. Retrieved from https://parkerderen.wordpress.com/2013/01/12/entering-the-void-last-chance-to-see-destroy-the-picture/

Mann, Natalie Mislang (February 6, 2013). Take me to the ‘Red and Brown Water’. pLAywriting in the city. Retrieved from https://playwritingworld.wordpress.com/?s=red+and+brown+water

Mann, Natalie Mislang (February 7, 2013). Black History Month: Revelations of African American Culture in ‘In the Red and Brown Water. The Fountain Theatre.  Retrieved from https://intimateexcellent.wordpress.com/?s=natalie+mislang+mann

Mann, Natalie Mislang (March 23, 2013). Observing Tribes. pLAywriting in the city. Retrieved from https://playwritingworld.wordpress.com/?s=observing+tribes

Mann, Natalie Mislang (March 27, 2013). Revisiting ‘What the Body Does Not Remember’. pLAywriting in the city. Retrieved from https://playwritingworld.wordpress.com/2013/03/27/revisiting-what-the-body-does-not-remember/

Mann, Natalie Mislang (May 2, 2013). Fela’s final stand.  pLAywriting in the city. Retrieved from https://playwritingworld.wordpress.com/2013/05/02/felas-final-stand/

Mann, Natalie Mislang (August 21, 2013). Lula Washington Dance Theatre meets Complexions Contemporary Ballet. pLAywriting in the city. Retrieved from https://playwritingworld.wordpress.com/2013/08/21/lula-washington-dance-theatre-meets-complexions-contemporary-ballet/

Mann, Natalie Mislang (August 29, 2014). Ceiling/Sky: Shakin’ up the Northridge quake. pLAywriting in the city. Retrieved from https://playwritingworld.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/ceilingsky-shakin-up-the-northridge-quake/

 COMPUTER SKILLS

Microsoft Office |  Macintosh OS X  |  Windows | WordPress

AFFILIATIONS

Golden Key International Society Member  | Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Member

The Getty Center Former Volunteer  |  Los Angeles County Museum of Art Member  

Museum of Contemporary Art Member |  Los Angeles Marathon Finisher 2010 and 2011