Come Join us this summer as we explore St. John together!
Early Bird Registration opens on December 1, 2022, to the end of February 2023, for ONLY $830 per child for 10 weeks starting June 12 to August 18, 2023. After this Early Bird Special ends, the cost must be paid on Mondays, a weekly basis at $150 per child per week.
The Inaugural Workshop was the first of its kind on the island of St. John held at the Nazareth Lutheran Church with a total of 25 students ages 5 to 15. A waiting list was created with 25 families seeking summer learning for their child.
The 2nd Annual Outdoor Learning Summer Creative Arts and Literacy Workshop© were hosted by the Julius E. Sprauve School Library and the National Park Service Pavillion. A total of 30 students attended with Parent Orientation at Gifft Hill School Lower Campus.
Love City Car Show has kicked off funding for the 3rd Annual Outdoor Learning Summer Creative Arts and Literacy Workshop© scheduled for June 12, 2023 until August 18, 2023! Early Bird Registration begins December 1, 2022 until March 1, 2023 for $830 per child. Two or more children in a family only pay $500 per child.
After the Early Bird Special ends March 1st, the cost will be $150 per child/per week and $120 per child/per week with two or more in a household attending.
Early Bird Registration opens on December 1, 2022, and closes at the end of February 2023, with the cost per child of $830 for 10 weeks and $500 per child with more than one child living in the same home. All payments are non-refundable.
At the end of February 2023, the cost will be based on a weekly cost of $150 per week/per child or $120 per week/per child with more than one child in the home. All payments are non-refundable.
Parents and family can register and pay by going to the link below and pay through PayPal OR mail checks to NEGUS Education World Specialists, 1303 Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI 00830.
ALL Payments are NON-REFUNDABLE.
The workshop is accepting children ages 5 to 15 interested in reading and art while exploring the historical places and spaces on St. John. All payments are non-refundable.
Rahshek’ka Titre became playing the piano at the age of 11. She continued playing and learning throughout her middle and high school career. After high school, she attended the University of the Virgin Islands were she was a teacher’s assistant for her piano and music theory professor, Dr. Lorna C. Young-Wright. While at UVI, Rahshek’ka a
Rahshek’ka Titre became playing the piano at the age of 11. She continued playing and learning throughout her middle and high school career. After high school, she attended the University of the Virgin Islands were she was a teacher’s assistant for her piano and music theory professor, Dr. Lorna C. Young-Wright. While at UVI, Rahshek’ka also tutored her fellow classmates in music theory and math. In 2018, she graduated with a Bachelor’s for Arts in Music Education. Shortly after graduation, Rahshek’ka began teaching music at All Saints Cathedral, playing the piano for Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, and teaching piano lessons at St. John School of the Arts. In 2019, she began teaching band and choir at Julius E. Sprauve School and later received a Music Education Masters at Northern State University in 2021.
Beverly has worked with the Inaugural Annual Outdoor Learning Summer Creative Arts and Literacy Workshop© 2021 and the 2022 workshop. She has shared many of her art and craft making skills with students while maintaining order and discipline for the safety of all workshop students.
Ms. Marcella has had her own daycare and enjoys reading her Bible, art, and dance. We are happy to have Ms. Marcella join the team as a Workshop Leader for a second year.
Join Dr. Carla Sewer every 20th and the 27th of the month sharing information based on research, guest experts, and topics of interest to parents, teachers, and educators as well as others seeking to learn about parenting the young child and how important communication is to our lives.
FUTURE IS HERE! is a new nonprofit 501 (c) 3 charitable organization serving St. John children and families.
NEGUS Education World Specialists has experts in the field of family engagement, child development, and family studies to support teachers professional development and curriculum kits designed to meet the needs of children from preschool to elementary to middle to junior high and high school. Curriculum kits range from cross-curriculum integration of subjects or they can range from single subjects curriculum to add to existing curriculum.
NEGUS Education World Specialists has experts in child development to support parents before birth, during birth, after birth and beyond. Parents get tutoring for their children and learn how to improve reading and math as well as how to get into college.
NEGUS Education World Specialists has experts in library science to support your library or school personnel with family engagement in libraries and schools. Learn more now.
Dissertation Title (2020):
BLACK PARENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF INVOLVEMENT IN THEIR CHILDREN’S SCHOOLING DURING MIDDLE CHILDHOOD WITHIN THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Dr. Sewer is pleased to partner with the following individuals who are colleagues supporting theory and research on children and families! Always seeking partnerships! Let me know how you would like to partner and share your expertise to support children and families.
AssociateAssistant Professor, Carolina University
Providing family therapy to families on a limited basis. Special arrangements for Dr. Donald's services are required for specific needs in helping families through difficult times.
Dissertation: The Concerns of White Fathers for their Black-White Biracial Sons.
Providing parenting support for families seeking help with effective communication, parent-child relationships, and one-one-one parenting sessions. Dr. Durrant is also available to work with families on financial literacy and parenting strategies to support parents, especially during this time of a global pandemic.
Caribbean Immigrant Parents' Cultural Perspectives on Preparing Their Children for Kindergarten
Providing early childhood education support for teachers and for students seeking to learn more about child development and early childhood education.
NEGUS Education has partnered with Dr. Stankovic-Ramirez, an early childhood professional with over 10 years of experience, whose passion is creating developmentally stimulating learning environments for young children. Zlata earned her B.A. in Psychology from SMU, her M.S. in Child Development from TWU, and she is currently finishing her PhD in Early Child Development and Education at TWU. Zlata also teaches college level courses in Child Growth and Development, Educating Teachers, and Emergent Literacy. Zlata, in relationship with Euro Design Build, will create the optimal environment for your child balancing design and learning objectives to stimulate the growing mind.
She has been a lead teacher and an administrator for children of various ages. Serving as a Preschool Director and an Education Specialist really helped her become a trainer, consultant, advocate and a resource for parents.
Zlata believes in developmentally appropriate practices and has been an active board member for Dallas-AEYC, which is part of National Association for the Education of
Young Children (NAEYC). She teaches college level courses in Child Growth & Development, Educating Teachers, and Emergent Literacy. Her training topics include Classroom Environments, Professionalism for Teachers, Literacy for Young Children and Culturally Sensitive Care for Infants and Toddlers. Zlata earned her B.A. in Psychology from SMU, her M.S. in Child Development from TWU, and her PhD in Child Development and Early Education at TWU. Her research interests include classroom environments, gender development and media influences on children. Her passion is creating Developmentally Appropriate Learning Environments for young children grounded in theoretical perspective. Here is the published article on environments from Texas Child Care Quarterly, titled: The classroom as a teaching tool: Evolving spaces to meet children’s needs.
My philosophy in librarianship has been molded by my years as an educator and performing artist. I believe public libraries are the staple of a community as a means of socialization and engagement.
An open, inclusive, and collaborative environment, Ethics, professionalism and integrity, Excellence and innovation, Social responsibility and the public good, Advocacy for Libraries and the Profession, Diversity, Equitable Access to Information and Library Services, Literacy, Organizational Excellence, Transforming Libraries, Extending and expanding library services in America and around the world
According to ALA (2018), librarianship is based on the foundation of modern librarianship, which rests on an essential set of core values that define, inform, and guide our professional practice. These values reflect the history and ongoing development of the profession and have been advanced, expanded, and refined by numerous policy statements of the American Library Association.
Among these are: access, confidentiality/privacy, democracy, diversity, education and lifelong learning, intellectual freedom, preservation, the public good, professionalism, service, and social responsibility. It is of vital importance that there be professional education available to meet the social needs and goals of library services.
I believe in the First Amendment right of all persons to free expression, and the corollary right to receive the constitutionally protected expression of others.
The publicly supported library provides free and equal access to information for all people of the community the library serves.
I believe that I am an advocate for providing and the preservation of Information Policy, Professional & Leadership Development, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Access. Providing library patrons with information resources, which I will provided directly or indirectly, regardless of technology, format, or methods of delivery, should be readily, equally, and equitably accessible to all library users.
"Intellectual freedom can exist only where two essential conditions are met: first, that all individuals have the right to hold any belief on any subject and to convey their ideas in any form they deem appropriate, and second, that society makes an equal commitment to the right of unrestricted access to information and ideas regardless of the communication medium used, the content of work, and the viewpoints of both the author and the receiver of information." - Intellectual Freedom Manual, 7th edition
I strongly believe in Education and Lifelong Learning through the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of a learning society, encouraging its members to work with educators, government officials, and organizations in coalitions to initiate and support comprehensive efforts to ensure that school, public, academic, and special libraries in every community cooperate to provide lifelong learning services to all.
I believe in Confidentiality/Privacy by protecting user privacy and confidentiality is necessary for intellectual freedom and fundamental to the ethics and practice of librarianship. In a library (physical or virtual), the right to privacy is the right to open inquiry without having the subject of one’s interest examined or scrutinized by others.
I believe that I must strive for excellence in the profession by maintaining and enhancing my own knowledge and skills, by encouraging the professional development of co-workers, and by fostering the aspirations of potential members of the profession that librarianship can make in ameliorating or solving the critical problems of society; support for efforts to help inform and educate the people of the United States on these problems and to encourage them to examine the many views on and the facts regarding each problem;
It is in the public interest for publishers and librarians to make available the widest diversity of views and expressions, including those that are unorthodox, unpopular, or considered dangerous by the majority. The power of a democratic system to adapt to change is vastly strengthened by the freedom of its citizens to choose widely from among conflicting opinions offered freely to them. Publishers, librarians, and booksellers do not need to endorse every idea or presentation they make available.
Publishers and librarians serve the educational process by helping to make available knowledge and ideas required for the growth of the mind and the increase of learning. The people should have the freedom to read and consider a broader range of ideas than those that may be held by any single librarian or publisher or government or church. It is my responsibility to be a guardian of the people's freedom to read, to contest encroachments upon that freedom by individuals or groups seeking to impose their own standards or tastes upon the community at large; and by the government whenever it seeks to reduce or deny public access to public information.
I believe in a democratic society, which is more safe, free, and creative when the free flow of public information is not restricted by governmental prerogative or self-censorship. It is my responsibility to give full meaning to the freedom to read by providing books that enrich the quality and diversity of thought and expression.
The freedom to read is of little consequence when the reader cannot obtain matter fit for that reader's purpose. What is needed is not only the absence of restraint, but the positive provision of opportunity for the people to read the best that has been thought and said. Books are the major channel by which intellectual inheritance is handed down, and the principal means of its testing and growth.
The defense of the freedom to read requires of all publishers and librarians the utmost of their faculties, and deserves of all Americans the fullest of their support.
I value our nation's diversity and strive to reflect that diversity by providing a full spectrum of resources and services to the communities we serve. I believe I must defend the constitutional rights of all individuals, including children and teenagers, to use the library’s resources and services; I value our nation’s diversity and strive to reflect that diversity by providing a full spectrum of resources and services to the communities we serve; I affirm the responsibility and the right of all parents and guardians to guide their own children’s use of the library and its resources and services;
I connect people and ideas by helping each person select from and effectively use the library’s resources; I protect each individual’s privacy and confidentiality in the use of library resources and services; I protect the rights of individuals to express their opinions about library resources and services; I celebrate and preserve our democratic society by making available the widest possible range of viewpoints, opinions and ideas, so that all individuals have the opportunity to become lifelong learners - informed, literate, educated, and culturally enriched.
Children's Literacy Learning Subscription:
Age-appropriate literacy learning kit, which includes a book, activity, supplies, and lesson action plan with references, specific for each subscription and tailored to each child's learning needs.
NEGUS Education World Specialists has created a new educational app that will transform how teachers, caregivers, and educators educate children and support their families. This is for serious investors who want to support children and families growth and development. We are very grateful for your generosity.
NEGUS Education offers affordable personalized tutoring services for students from Preschool to College. Virtual tutoring services is available.
Parents can get support with scholarships and college applications processes and learn about the best way to pay for college.
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I offer a complete service that includes evaluating the student's academic record, establishing reachable goals, advising the student throughout the application process, and advocating for the student.
I offer professional development for early childhood caregivers, public and private school teachers, librarians, and school personnel interested in learning more about engaging families in their children's learning and schooling.
Are you interested in finding research based and theory based evidence to support your school or organization? Are you interested in learning how to use data science to support instruction and learning?
Then professional development is for you and NEGUS Education is your answer!
I offer grant writing for professionals interested in learning how to use collected data to include in the grant writing process from beginning to end with a goal of acquiring grants.
I offer storytime sessions online via ZOOM or Face-to-Face for children and families from birth to beyond! Learn the basics of reading aloud to children, expanding the reading into activities and expanding learning. Training for teachers available.
"Plizzzzzz read a noder book." - Elizabeth Rivera
Need help building your resume for that unique position? Learn how to alter your resume to fit the position you want using your experience and the right words.
Need help editing a proposal or document? Learn how to edit your own document in English meeting all grammatical guidelines and procedures for a finished product.
Are you wondering what to do with that stimulus check or how to invest money in the stock market? Family financial literacy is for you. You and your family can learn virtually all about the basics of financial planning.
I am available for speaking engagements and lectures on the topic of the importance of family engagement and parent involvement. Speaking engagements at your school, church, library, or organization is an affordable way to engage your members, staff or personnel on this important topic for the future of our children.
Lectures are offered on a limited basis, which includes a detailed lesson plan, activity, and giveaways. Hold your spot today!
Curriculum development and curriculum development kits for children from PREK to 12th grade is developed by a team of experts in child development and family therapy and family studies. The development process is focused on cross-curriculum content where science meets math, and language arts and readings meets social studies, for example.
NEGUS Education World Specialists will be here for you every step of the way. Our education consultants will work with you and your family to plan the next step on your educational journey. Subscribe now and get access to our monthly newsletter with research and theory based information.
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