Sandra Harrington Quick
I was privileged for 30 years to offer my teaching gifts and talents to the children of Columbus (OH) Public Schools and other Ohio schools as a teacher, High School Principal and Supervisor. I taught English, drama and speech, and directed several student productions. I incorporated my own theatre company, Our History Awakens® in 2010. Our mission is Commemorating the African-American experience in American History through living history and engaging educational activities “…lest we forget”. I am the author and publisher of two books in a series, Our History Awakens: Creating My Living History Avatar. And Our History Awakens: Creating Your Living History Avatar. Both are available on Amazon.com
I developed the curriculum for, instructed in and performed in the 2010 The Ohio State University African and African-American Studies summer residential program. Since 2009, I continue to be a featured performer for The State of OHIO’s Black History Month celebration in the Ohio Statehouse Museum. I have performed at The Fair at New Boston, an authentic 18th re-enactment fair in Springfield, OH for five years. I instructed as a Professional Teaching Artists through the Adaptation, Integration, and the Arts Program through The State Organization on Arts and Disability, VSA Ohio. I am a proud founding member of the production company, We’ve Known Rivers®: Timeless Stories in the Black Experience along with Dr. Annette Jefferson and Mr. Anthony Gibbs. As of 2019 We’ve Known Rivers® has performed for 10 years as the OHIO Statehouse’s Black History Month Program.
From the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, Cleveland OH I earned my Teaching Artist Professional Development Module 1 Badge for Program Development which qualifies me to address Domains of Positive Youth, Multiple Learning Styles, and Positive Reinforcement Techniques during my K-12 classroom performances.