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elementary school educator

Thomas Lee Newcomb, American elementary school educator. Certified elementary teacher, reading specialist, bilingual specialist, Ohio (life). Recipient Teacher of the Year award, 1992, 93, Class Act Teacher award, 1994; grantee from numerous government and philanthropic foundations. Active Northeast Community Church, Parkman, Ohio; Member Ohio Education Association, Defenders of Wildlife, North East Community Church.

Background

Newcomb, Thomas Lee was born on December 7, 1954 in Ravenna, Ohio, United States. Son of Rolland Eugene and Vera May (Bell) Newcomb.

Education

Bachelor, Hiram College, 1977. Master of Education, Lesley College Graduate School, 1983. Doctor of Letters, Nova College, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 1988.

Doctor of Philosophy, Nova College, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 1991.

Career

Chapter I reading teacher, Bloomfield-Mespo Local Schools, Mesopotamia, Ohio., 1977-1980; 3rd grade teacher, Bloomfield-Mespo Local Schools, Mesopotamia, 1980-1982; special tutor k-5, Bloomfield-Mespo Local Schools, Mesopotamia, 1982-1983; 2nd grade teacher, Bloomfield-Mespo Local Schools, Mesopotamia, 1983-1985; learning disability teacher, Bloomfield-Mespo Local Schools, Mesopotamia, 1985-1986; 3rd grade teacher, Bloomfield-Mespo Local Schools, Mesopotamia, since 1986. Grantsman Bloomfield-Mespo Local Schools, Mesopotamia, since 1978, coordinator arts in school, since 1991, coordinator partnerships, R.I.F. Consultant, researcher, private practice, since 1983.

Trustee, general manager Grand River Radio Network, Parkman, Ohio, since 1991. Adjunct faculty, Nova College, Calgary, since 1991.

Achievements

  • Certified elementary teacher, reading specialist, bilingual specialist, Ohio (life).

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: numerous books, poems, since 1978. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member James A. Garfield Scholarship Fund, Garretsville, Ohio, since 1990. Member Ohio Education Association, Association Rural Teachers English, National Rural Education Association, Environmental Defense Fund, North America Wildlife Protective Association, World Wildlife Fund, Defenders of Wildlife.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: electronics, chuchwork, literature, music, historic preservation.

Connections

Married Kathy Rae Palmer, July 28, 1984. 1 child, Matthew Ray.

father:
Rolland Eugene Newcomb

mother:
Vera May (Bell) Newcomb

spouse:
Kathy Rae Palmer

child:
Matthew Ray Newcomb