Kaira James

Kaira J.

Owings Mills, MD
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Kaira delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7 to 18

Teaching since:
September 2005

Hello! My name is Kaira!

I am an educator in the performing arts and reading. My love and extensive background in theatre, and music is utilized in teaching children: singing, acting and reading. I am contracted through Baltimore County Public Schools as a temporary teacher, which has granted me the opportunity to teach yearly as an Reading Specialist. As an Independent Contractor Teacher, BCPS has provided me with the opportunity to learn and teach a Leveled Literacy program that strategically helps children to increase their reading literacy. I have helped over 50 children in a 4-month period of time to move up one level in reading while using this program. Along with the dedication of the child, parent partnering, and my fun reading curriculums can help a child succeed in the area of reading. These experiences ignited me to open up my own business to teach children who have a desire to become the Performing Artist of their dreams, and or a Confident Reader.

Experience:
*Over 15 years of experience teaching children.
*Over 15 years of experience as a Performer in the entertainment business.
*Over 5 years of experience as a Production Associate and Casting Director in the entertainment business.

Education:
*Theatre Arts, B.A, The University of Nevada Las Vegas
*Television, Radio and Film, M.A, S.I Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University
*Elementary Education (Reading and ESL), M.A, Grand Canyon University (One year of education)

Locations (Important Note):
* Meeting at the library is ONLY for "Reading Sessions." You will have a choice to have class at the library or via TakeLesson Classroom, whichever location is convenient for you. :)

You can expect to have fun during our sessions. So, be prepared to have a great time while learning! I look forward to helping you reach your goals as a Performing Artist or Confident Reader!

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Experience

Educator and Independent Artist
Sep 2013 - Present
Kaira Inspires Children Productions, LLC

Founder and CEO
Sep 2013 - Jan 2016
T.I.C.K for youth, by youth LLC

Our Mission:
T.I.C.K (Talent. Inspiration. Creativity. Knowledge) for youth, by youth is an organization that gives opportunities and provides a positive environment for our youth to become exceptional artist of the Performing Arts .

Education

Elementary Education, Reading and ESL
Aug 2016 - Jul 2017
Grand Canyon University
Television, Radio, Film
Jul 2011 - May 2012
Syracuse University (S.I Newhouse School of Public Communications)
Theatre Arts
Aug 2006 - May 2011
The University of Nevada Las Vegas

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Drama Teacher Award
May 2016
Randallstown Elementary
Miss. Southeast San Diego
May 2000
Southeast San Diego Community Board
Miss. MLK of San Diego
Jan 1998
Education of Community College
1st Place Singer
Apr 1997
San Diego All-City Singing Competition

Affiliations

TESOL International Association
Aug 2017

TESOL International Association’s mission is to advance professional expertise in English language teaching and learning for speakers of other languages worldwide.

ASCAP
Dec 2012

ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.

Photos & Videos

Karaoke fun. Singing, "I Have Nothing" by Whitney Houston.
Guest Soloist. Singing, "Come to Me," by Yolanda Adams.
Singing the National Anthem at Qualcomm Stadium for Championship baseball game.

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Guest soloist at Syracuse University. African American Women Business Club honoring, founder, Black Girls Rock! Beverly Bond.

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Chiffon in "Little Shop of Horrors." I'm in the green sweater.

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Dorothy in "The Wiz."
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1 Review

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Charles Feb 13, 2018
Reading · Online

She was very detail and clear with instructions. A pleasure to work with.

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