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Dawn Daria, Education Director & Paul Miller, Executive Director, Flow Circus

Posted By Leslie W. Christianson, Friday, November 8, 2013

Speaker: Dawn Daria, Education Director and Paul Miller, Executive Director

Area/s of Expertise:

  • Tween/Teen Programming
  • Active Learning
  • Team-Building
  • Skill-Based Play
  • DIY Projects for Skill-Based Play
  • Individual, Team, and Organizational Wellness

Target Audience/s:

  • Public Libraries
  • School Libraries
  • Community Members
  • Children's Services
  • Teen Services
  • Adult Services
  • Support Staff
  • Library Administration
  • Board Members

 About the Speakers:

Dawn Daria, Education Director Dawn has a B.S. in psychology and M.Ed. in Secondary Education/Social Studies. She has worked in a variety of formal and informal learning environments teaching everything from World History to Psychology to Red Cross Swimming Lessons. In 2007, she joined Flow Circus to create programs that engage tweens and teens in the development of healthy lifestyles, character education, and 21st century skills using the juggling arts. With the recent release of her first book, Grounded for Good, she now adds writer to her skill set. As both an educator and author, Dawn works to instill a love of learning in the children, teens, and adults she encounters.

Paul Miller, Executive Director After earning a degree in accounting, Paul Miller realized that he could have a much bigger impact on people by sharing his unique brand of humor and playfulness (which didn’t really fit in the corporate world). A self-taught juggler and performance artist, his influences include masters of silent film Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplain and physical stand-up comics such as Steve Martin and Robin Williams. Paul has toured his solo-show, Just Paul, across the US and recent credits include off-Broadway performances and Disney Cruise Lines. In 1999, Paul founded Flow Circus with a mission to promote active learning and play through the juggling arts. Since then he has taught thousands of tweens, teens, and adults to juggle and play with skill toys. Recent projects include the development of free educational resources such as and

Previous Speaking Experience:

Together, Dawn and Paul have taught thousands of individuals to juggle and play with skill toys. They have presented workshops at the Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference, Connecticut Library Consortium Southeastern Roundtable, State Library of North Carolina SRP Workshops, ACA Tri-State Conference, ACA Southeastern Conference, Northeast YMCA Camp Conference, YMCA Campfire Conference, NC Center for Afterschool Programs Synergy Conference, NC Foster & Adoptive Parent Association Annual Education Conference, and the NC State of the Arts Conference.

 Presenter at PaLA Conference: 2011,2013

Geography:  Juniata-Conemaugh, Lehigh Valley, Northeast, Northwest, South Central, Southeast, Southwest, West Branch

 Availability: No restrictions

 Fee: $1000-$2500 (depending on duration, number of attendees, time of year)

Contact Information:

Dawn Daria, Education Director & Paul Miller, Executive Director
Flow Circus
P.O. Box 431
Wake Forest, NC 27588
(919) 426-9157

Tags:  Active Learning  Adult Programming  Children's Services  Community Members  DIY Projects  Juniata-Conemaugh  Lehigh Valley  Library Administrators and Management  Library Board Members  Northeast  Northwest  Organizational Wellness  Public Libraries  School Libraries  Skill-Based Play  South Central  Southeast  Southwest  Team Building  Teen Programming  Tween Programming  West Branch 

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