About Carrie Sue Ayvar:
Storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar has been connecting people, languages and cultures in both English and Spanish for more than 40 years. A longtime advocate for the art of storytelling and arts education, she has performed in diverse venues from intimate café settings with small audiences to a National Park with several thousand eager listeners. She believes that “If you don’t know the trees you may be lost in the forest, but if you don’t know the stories you may be lost in life.”
Her awards include a National Storytelling Network’s Oracle Award for Service and Leadership; “Sun Award” for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through the Arts; Florida Storytelling Association’s Chuck Larkin Distinguished Service Award; Broward Teaching Artist ArtsEd Forever Award; a National Parenting Publications Honors Award; iParenting Award for Cuentame Un Cuento/Tell Me A Story CD. She is an Endorsed Master Teaching Artist for the South Florida Cultural Consortium, an alliance of five local arts agencies and co-created their credentialing program. In 2019 she was one of only four recipients of the National Residency Teaching Artist Credential which recognizes the skills and experiences of exemplary school-based residency teaching artists in the United States.