Carolyn Newman has been a member of the NMAIMH Board of Directors and has served as chair of the Nominating committee since 2012. She presently is working on endorsement in category IV.
Following retirement as a Professor of Early Childhood Education from New Mexico Highlands University, she has been teaching classes at Santa Fe Community College. In addition, she serves on the New Mexico Education of Young Children’s (NMAEYC) annual conference committee and is a member of the leadership team for the Early Childhood Mentoring Network.
Carolyn received her BA and M.Ed. from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, and a MBA from New Mexico Highlands University. Her prior work experience includes teaching 2 & 3 year-olds, pre-K, kindergarten, bilingual first grade, early childhood special education, and school principal.
Carolyn became interested in infants as a research assistant to Dr. Greta Fein at the University of Maryland. While living in Austin, as a Post-Doctorate intern, she had the opportunity to work with Medically fragile infants (Aids & HIV) and spent time in the neo-natal nursery with Premature babies.
Carolyn has 4 grown children and 11 grandchildren. Her interests are travel, reading, cooking, gardening, needle work, music and piano.