Mary Ellen Hill ~ Storyteller & Teacher

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EDUCATION
  • Master of Arts in Spirituality and Geo-Justice
    Institute in Culture and Creation Spirituality, Oakland, CA 1988
  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with an Endorsement in Special Education
    Professional Life Teaching License (Indiana), Elementary, K-6: mentally retarded, K-12
    St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN 1981


Continuing Education and Independent Studies
  • Graduate courses in Cosmology of Science, California Institute of Integral Studies, 1995
  • Certificate in Storytelling, Dominican College, San Rafael, CA 1991
  • Independent Studies in Storytelling, 1000 + hours 1991 - Present
  • Independent Studies in Cosmology of Science, 1000 + hours 1988 - Present
  • Graduate Courses in Children's Literature, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN 1983 - 1984


TEACHING EXPERIENCE, WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES
Adults:
  1. Visiting Professor at UCB English Class, Berkeley, CA 2014
  2. Emeryville Child Development Center:Tips on Using Puppets in the Classroom, Emeryville, CA 2013
  3. Unity of Marin, Novato, CA 2008
  4. Festival of Faiths, Louisville, KY 2007
  5. Tri City Church of Religious Science, Union City, CA 2005
  6. 4 H Afterschool Child Care Program, Auburn, CA 2004, 2005
  7. BAEER Fair, San Rafael, CA 2004
  8. St. Matthew's Elementary School - Teacher Inservice, Indianapolis, IN 2003
  9. Earth Voice Center for Ecological Education, Volo, IL 2002
  10. Association for Contemplative Sisters, Ferdinand, IN 2001
  11. Sycamore Hollow Retreat Center, Celina, TN 2001
  12. Faith Communities Earth Day Conference, Berkeley, CA 1997
  13. S.F. Jewish Community Center After School Program - Teacher Inservice, CA 1997
  14. Preschool Storytelling Class, Dominican College, San Rafael, CA 1994
  15. Belvedere - Hawthorne Nursery School Inservice, Belvedere, CA 1993

Children:finger

  1. Starwitz (Harry Potter ) Home-shcool Class, Oakland, CA 2014
  2. Stitching Classes, Oakland, CA 2012 - Present
  3. Adoption Club, Oakland, CA 2011 - Present
  4. Starwitz (Harry Potter ) After-School Classes, Piedmont & Oakland, CA 2010 - Present
  5. Theater Arts Class at Hillcrest Elementary School, Oakland, CA 2008 - Present
  6. Adoptees Connecting Class, Berkeley, CA 2008 - Present
  7. Puppets and Pie Performance Arts Classes, Berkeley, CA 1999-present
  8. Adventure Time Before and After School Care Program, (K-5) Oakland, CA 1988-present
  9. Holy Cross Central School (K-8), Third Grade, Indianapolis, IN 1984-1986
  10. Good Shepherd School (1-8), Second Grade, Denver, CO 1983
  11. St. Mary's School (1-5), Fifth Grade, Las Animas, CO 1982

PUBLICATIONS
  • EarthLight: The Magazine of Spiritual Ecology,
    "Storytelling as Wisdom: The Love Fruit", Summer 1996
    www.earthlight.org/essay39_hill.html

  • Celebrating the Natural World, A New Cosmology Bibliography, 1995 & updated yearly


KBPC Podcast
Wednesday, April, 15, 2009
Listen to Mary Ellen on KBPC

KBPC's twenty-fifth podcast, in keeping with this year's theme - What's Your Story? - features an interview with local storyteller, Mary Ellen Hill.
Sixth grade Ezra asks Ms. Hill how she became a storyteller and what is the source of her inspiration.

What's a storyteller without a story? Ezra thought just that, and he invited Mary Ellen Hill back to tell a story.
Ms. Hill tells a Siberian folk tale called, The Hunter and The Tiger.
Listen to Mary Ellen on KBPC


Radio Interview
Listen to Mary Ellen's radio Interview with Robin White Turtle Lysne
Robin and Mary Ellen explore the Starwitz Harry Potter Camp.

Performances of: WE ARE THE STARS THAT SING: THE STORY OF THE UNIVERSE

An original work created and revised since 1990 with the performance debut in 1995.
This piece may be a solo storytelling or include audience interaction, and may run from 10 minutes to an hour or more in length.

Performance Highlights:
  • Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Alameda, CA 2013
  • JFKU Mayan Calendar Celebration, Berkeley, CA 2012
  • Santa Sabina Center, San Rafael, CA 2007 & 2009
  • Unity of Marin (K-4th grades), Novato, CA 2008
  • Growing Light Montessori School (K-4th grades), Oakland, CA 2004 & 2008
  • EarthLight A Night with Drew Dellinger, Oakland, CA 2007
  • Mount Diablo Astronomical Society, Walnut Creeek, CA 2005
  • Bay Side Montessori School, Oakland, CA 2005
  • Chabot Space & Science Center, Oakland 2004, 2002 & 2001
  • St. Matthew's Elementary School, Indianapolis, IN 2004
  • Del Amigo High School, Danville, CA 2003
  • Unity in Marin, Novato, CA 2003 & 2002
  • Maria Montessori School, Rockford, IL 2002
  • EarthSpirit Rising Conference, Louisville, KY, 2001
  • Foundation for Global Community, Palo Alto, CA 2000
  • California Academy of Science, Morrison Planetarium, San Francisco, CA 2000& 1999
  • Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley, CA 1999
  • Forest City Center for Creation Spirituality, Rockford, IL 1998
  • Bay Area Storytelling Festival, El Sobrante, CA 1997
  • Sophia Center: A Wisdom School Celebrating Earth , Art & Spirit, Oakland, CA 1997, 2012
  • Fromm Institute, San Francisco, CA 1995

STORYTELLING PERFORMANCES

Traditional storytelling, including folktales, fairy tales and creation myths told to small and large groups of all ages.
Locations range from schools, universities, conferences, homes, parks, museums, planetariums, and libraries.

Performance Highlights:
  • Mi Mundo Preschool , Berkeley, CA 2014
  • Piedmont Recreation Center, Piedmont, CA 2012
  • Berkeley Hills Nursery School Family Night, Berkeley, CA 2011
  • North Oakland Charter School (NOCCS), Oakland, CA 2007, 2009, 2010
  • Eat Bay Depot for Creative Reuse Winter Holiday Party, Oakland, CA 2009
  • Families With Children From China (FCC) Summer Camp Out, Point Reyes, CA 2009
  • Adopt A Special Kid (ASSK) fundraiser, Oakland, CA 2009
  • Duck Pond Preschool, Oakland, CA 2006 - Present
  • Sees The Day Camp, Berkeley, CA 2006 - 2012
  • Laurel Bookstore, Oakland, CA 2005 & 2011
  • Birthday Parties, Bay Area and beyond, 1990 - Present
  • Adventure Time After-school programs, Bay Area, CA 1990 - Present
  • San Lorenzo Public Library, San Lorenzo, CA 2007
  • North Oakland Charter School (NOCS), Oakland, CA 2007
  • VA Software, Fremont, CA 2007
  • Beth Shalom Preschool, San Leandro, CA 2006 and 2007
  • Saint Perpetua Elementary School, Lafayette, CA 2003, 2005, 2006 & 2007
  • Lindsay Wildlife Museum, Walnut Creek, CA 2005
  • La Pena Cultural Center, Berkeley, CA 2005 & 2006
  • Ashkenaz Community Center, Berkeley, CA 2002, 2005 & 2007
  • Change Makers Bookstore and Laurel Bookstore, Oakland, CA 2004 & 2003
  • Oakland Parents Literacy Project, Various Public Schools 2004 & 2003
  • Los Peralas Elementary School, Lafayette, CA 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, & 2007
  • Kinder Care, Fremont, CA 2003
  • Carmel Middle School, Indianapolis, IN 2003 & 2002
  • Waldorf School of the Peninsula, Los Altos, CA 2001
  • Richardson Bay Audubon Center, Tiburon, CA 1999
  • Alamo Elementary School (K-5), Alamo, CA 1996, 1994 & 1993
  • Woodside Library, Woodside, CA 1996
  • Camp HA-HA This Away, Berkeley, CA 1995-present
  • Boy Scout Troop, Oakland, CA 1992
  • Rainbow Preschool, Oakland, CA 1991-present
  • Sulpher Creek Nature Center, Unhaunted House & Aquatics Fair, Hayward, CA 1991
  • UC Botanical Gardens, Earth Day, Berkeley, CA 1990

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Mary Ellen Hill ~ Storyteller & Teacher
Telephone 510-636-4155
Email mehstories@netzero.com
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