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Vicky Edmonds

Vicky Edmonds

Vicky Edmonds is a poet and teacher who uses the written and spoken word as a means of looking further into the mysteries that are still unsolved in our lives. She has worked in hundreds of facilities with children, adolescents and adults, with at-risk populations, special needs groups, teachers,

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Creative Writing


Program Description

Sample Residency Topics: willing to develop new SEL writing exercises with teachers

● Deep Inside ~ simile poems ~ self-discovery, self-reflection & self-esteem

● Feelings ~ simile & imagery poems ~ listening to our feelings and learning how to soothe ourselves

● Appreciation ~ extended metaphor ~ honoring our relationships with those closest to us

● Hurt Feelings ~ learning to use our


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Program Detail

Program type: In-School Performance, In-School Residency, Student Showcase Opportunities, Workshops & Classes (In-School)
Artistic Discipline: Literary Arts, Multi-Discipline, Poetry
Subject: Language Arts, Social Emotional Learning
Population Served Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Kindergarten
Bilingual: No


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes


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“My favorite part was all of it. She was so good, I didn’t want her to go.“

- Zoey (3rd Grade), Wilkes Elementary Classroom Teacher, describing Resident Teaching Artist Vicky Edmonds

“Something new to me was learning I can move my body like a sea creature.”

- Cypress (2nd Grade), Wilkes Elementary Classroom Teacher, describing Resident Teaching Artist Karen Harp-Reed