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educator , Preschool administrator

Jasmine Aurora Abrera Somerstein-Campbell, American preschool administrator, educator. Certified teacher, New York.

Background

Somerstein-Campbell, Jasmine Aurora Abrera was born on February 17, 1943 in Manila. Daughter of Bernardo Paez and Rosalia (Sityar) Abrera.

Education

Bachelor in English, University Philippines, Manila, 1964. Master of Arts in English Education, New York University, 1978. Master of Arts in Elementary Education, New York University, 1987.

Postgraduate, University Pittsburgh, Oxford (England) University, 1986.

Career

Instructor University Pittsburgh, 1965-1966, University of the East, Manila, 1968-1969. Teacher American International School, 1966, Domenec High School, Pittsburgh, 1967-1968. Substitute teacher Lakeland and Peekskill School District, New York, 1975-1977.

Executive director International Pre-School Center, Inc., since 1977. Instructor Board Cooperative Educational Services, New York City, 1989-1997. Executive director Horas Alegres Bilingual Preschool, Dallas, 1997—2003, International Tots, Inc., 2003.

Early childhood coordinator Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Colleyville, since 2000. Director Good Shepherd Little Lambs Program, since 2002. Executive secretary Center Educational television, Manila, 1964.

Secretary New York University, 1973—1974, United Nations, New York City, 1975. Producer, interviewer Continental Cablevision, New York City, 1984—1997. Child development advisor Westchester County, New York City, since 1989.

Consultant Hudson Valley Export-Import, Incorporated, New York York City, 1988—1992. Adjunct instructor Tarrant County College, Hurst, since 2001.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher, New York.

Membership

Volunteer Philippine Band of Mercy, Manila, 1963-1993. Member National Child Care Association, National Association Education Young Children, National Council Teachers English, New York Child Care Association, Association Childhood Education International, Child Care Council Westchester, Manitoga, Peekskill/Cortlandt C. of Chamber (board directors 1989-1992), Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of C., Hispanic Business Alliance.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, photography, music, travel, piano.

Connections

Married Jules Leon Somerstein, December 10, 1967 (divorced July 1995). Children: Joseph, Sandra, Marc (deceased March 2001). Married James Walter Campbell, January 13, 2001.

father:
Bernardo Paez Abrera

mother:
Rosalia (Sityar) Abrera

spouses:
Jules Leon Somerstein

James Walter Campbell

children:
Joseph Somerstein-Campbell

Sandra Somerstein-Campbell

Marc Somerstein-Campbell (deceased March 2001)