Grace C. Ocasio

Grace C. Ocasio
Grace C. Ocasio’s educational background is primarily academic.  She taught several levels of English Composition part-time and full-time at Central Piedmont Community College from 1995 to 2003.  In addition, she also taught remedial, first-level and second-level college English at York Technical

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Each One Teach One Workshop


Program description

I seek to empower youth (young women in particular) to strive to be the very best individuals they can be. Through relating my own experiences via childhood memories of family triumphs and trials, I aim to inspire young people to press on in their own lives. In essence, I see myself as a coach/mentor. That is, I do all I can to encourage youth individually and collectively. There are times


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Program Detail

Program type: Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Literary Arts
Cultural Origin: American
Subject: English, Music, Social Studies / History, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts
Population served: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

throughout the year

Available times:

10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Space / technical requirements:

classroom space/blackboard or whiteboard/CD/DVD player and/or TV equipped with CD/DVD player


at school

Fees / Ticketing:

$150 per workshop


NC Standard Course of Study:

R2 Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas. (In our case, we will examine how and when the elements of poetry appear in any given poem.)
W3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences. (In our case, we will work from a writing prompt; students will develop a poem based on the prompt.)
SL3 Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric. (In our case, we will discuss perspective in a poem: if the poem is told from first-person, second-person, or third-person point of view and how a specific point of view impacts the meaning of the poem.)

NC Essential Standards:

Theatre C1 Use movement, voice, and writing to communicate ideas and feelings.
Theatre A1 Analyze literary texts and performances.
Theatre CU.1 Analyze theatre in terms of the social, historical, and cultural contexts in which it was created.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: 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


Irene Honeycutt
Professor Emeritus
Central Piedmont Community College

Liz Rogers
Discipline/Program Chair, Journalism and Broadcasting and Production Technology
(704) 330-6063
Central Piedmont Community College
P.O. Box 35009
Charlotte, NC 28235-5009

Lenard D. Moore
Associate Professor, English
(919) 658-7846
University of Mount Olive
634 Henderson Street
Mount Olive, NC 28365

Cancellation Policy

I charge half my fee, which would be $75.00, in the event of a cancellation on the part of a given school if cancellation takes place less than ten days out from the event.