Degrees and Certifications:
BFA Theatre Education - UNCG MEd Language and Literacy - UNCW
Mrs. Ciara DiNapoli
Hi there! I am Ciara DiNapoli and I'm the Creative Drama/Action Literacy teacher at Vanceboro Farm Life Elementary School. I have been teaching for 13 years and this school year will be my 6th at VFLE. I and my husband, Vince, have 3 beautiful children: Christian (5th grade), Laila (2nd grade), and Maia (K). My family is my pride and joy! We also have 2 fur-babies, "Jojo" and "Dakota", who keep us all on our toes! I have a BFA in Theatre Arts Education from UNC-Greensboro and an M.Ed. in Language and Literacy from UNC-Wilmington. Go Spartans and Seahawks!!
I am very passionate about the Arts in our Public Schools of NC and have seen firsthand how they play an integral part in shaping well-rounded, well-versed and versatile children. In my Creative Drama/Action Literacy class, my students learn to collaborate and communicate effectively with each other, create and write performance pieces and non-performance pieces, cultivate their speaking and listening skills, and critique and reflect on their own work as well as the work of their peers in a constructive and supportive manner. My class is a literacy class at its core and therefore, students will be constantly utalizing and improving their reading and writing skills all year long. We will do all this WHILE having the time of our lives pretending, playing, developing characters, and acting things out!
I am excited to see your child's face this year in the halls every day and I look forward to teaching them and building a relationship with them in my class. I know they will be AWESOME Arts Leaders!
It is my promise to you that they will bave a safe and inviting place to learn when they are with me. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of their educational journey and a small part of their lives!