EDUCATION

Uniit Carruyo (she/her) is an artist, author, and educator with 25+ years experience with children 0-6. She is a Montessori teacher trainer, and has taught Montessorians nationally and internationally.

Ms. Carruyo's publications include the award winning Team Teaching in Early Childhood Settings: Leadership Tools for Reflective Practice (Red Leaf Press, 2017), Montessori Life, The Infant Toddler Journal, Ithaca Child, and Clarice, her self-published children's book.

She founded and directs Flaming Imagination, a professional development approach for educators and caregivers. Ms. Carruyo holds an MS Ed Leadership from Bank Street College of Education, a BS in Psychology from SUNY Fredonia, and an AMS 0-3 credential from CMTE.

Photo Credit: Olivia Grace Productions

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ART

Ms.Carruyo is based in the Finger Lakes of NY where she makes visual art, music, and treehouses. She works with salvaged, heat treated pallets to create one of a kind, encaustic and mixed media pieces.

Ms. Carruyo layers original photographs, beeswax, damar resin, found retroreflective glass and fuses them together with the heat of the flame on a birch ply substrate.

Uniit spends her days in her happy place, a tiny off grid treehouse art studio overlooking the valleys of the finger lakes, the honeypine trees, and the sweetest pond you've ever seen.

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Uniit Carruyo on Staying Creative Through Transitions, on Creative Recovery Podcast