Hamilton County, OH November 2, 1999 Election
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Full Biography for Florence Newell

Candidate for
Board Member; Cincinnati City School District


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  • Ed.D., Curriculum & Instruction, 1990; College of Education, University of Cincinnati

  • M.Ed., Elementary Education: Specialization in Reading, 1986; College of Education,University of Cincinnati

  • B.S., Elementary Education, 1975; College of Eduction, University of Cincinnati

  • Ohio Eight-Year, Professional Teaching Certificate (Grades 1 - 8)


1999- present: Program Coordinator, University of Cincinnati, College of Education and Cincinnati Public Schools, Masters plus Middle School Mathematics Certification Program

1999- present: University Facilitator, Urban School Initiative/ Jennings Foundation District/Faculty Team, University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati Public Schools Team

1998- present: President, OHIO Chapter, National Association for Multi-cultural Education (NAME)

1996- present: Director, University of Cincinnati Summer Demonstration School

1989- present: Associate Professor, College of Education, University of Cincinnati

1995-96; 1996-97: Program Director, In-School Elementary Education Masters with Certification Program

1992-97: Program Coordinator, Elementary Education Program, Cincinnati Initiative for Teacher Education (CITE)

1992-96: Member, Professional Practice School Panel

1991-96: Member, Professional Development Committee, Teaching Leadership Consortium - Ohio, Ohio Board of Regents

1986-89; 1976-85: Teacher, Blue Ash Elementary School (Grades 1 - 4)Sycamore Community School District


1998 National Association for Multi-cultural Education; St. Louis, MO

1996 Research Council for Diagnostic and Prescriptive Mathematics; Melbourne,, FL

1995 International Reading Association; Anaheim, CA

1995 Association of Teacher Educators; Detroit, MI

1994 National Association of Multi-cultural Education; Detroit, MI

1992 International Reading Association; Orlando, FL

1992 Association of Teacher Education; Orlando, FL

1991 National Council of Teachers of English; Seattle, WA

1991 American Educational Research Association; Chicago, IL


Taylor, L. J. C., & Newell, F. M. (in press). Meeting the standards in the primary grades using multi-cultural literature. Vol. 1: Perspectives on Multi-culturalism and Gender Equity: Changing the Fasce of Mathematics. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Newell, F.M. (1996). Effects of a Cross Age Tutoring Program on Computer Literacy Learning of Second Grade Students. Journal of Research on Computing in Education. 28 (3), 346-358.

Newell, F. M. (1995). Sharing multi-cultural literature through storytelling. Reading Horizon, 35, (5), 422-429.

Tanveer, S. A., &- Newell, F. M. (1992). Developing Literacy in Elementary Children: An Overview. Journal of Elementary Education; 1. (2), 63-77.


  • Member, Roselawn Community Planning for Student Success, Planning Committee (1999 - present)
  • Attend, Parent/ Community Review Committee - Students First, Cincinnati Public School District (1998-present)
  • Chair, LSDMC, Hays Elementary School (1996 - present)
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Project Succeed Academy (1994 - present)
  • Member, Parent Involvement Committee, Hays Elementary School (1990-91)
  • Founder & Director, Adventures in Learning: A Weekly Community - Learning and Tutoring Program, Hirsch Recreation Center (1989-1996)


  • "Utilizing Literature to Assess Performance Objectives," Roberts Paideia Academy, December, 1994
  • "Teaching Skills (Especially Reading and Language Arts) Through Quality Literature," Rockdale Elementary School, November, 1994
  • "Encouraging Self-Monitoring of Behavior in Elementary Classroom," Roberts Paideia Academy, October, 1993
  • "Forming Partnerships with Parents to Increase the Literacy Development of Children." Rockdale Elementary School, March, 1993
  • "Literacy Development of Reluctant Readers,' Rockdale Elementary School,March, 1992
  • "Integrating Language Arts into the Curriculum," Sycamore Community School District, August, 1991 (With L. Amspaugh, C. Laine, A. H. Mitchell, & C. Morris)
  • "Teaching Strategies for Small Group Instruction," Hays Elementary School, January, 1991
  • "Classroom Management with Mathematics Manipulatives," Rockdale Elementary School, November, 1990
  • "Implementing Whole Language Programs," Regional Day School Teachers Conference, Bureau of Jewish Education, February, 1990
  • "Reading Alternatives," Blue Ash Elementary School, Sycamore Community School District, October,1989


  • "The Importance of Reading as a Family," Families Read Together and Families Forward Black History Celebration, Hays Elementary School, February, 1999
  • "Continuing to Involve Parents in Literacy Learning," Families Forward, Hays Elementary School, January, 1999
  • "Ways in Which Parents Can Encourage Literacy Learning," Open House, Hays,Elementary School, September, 1998
  • "Literacy Connections Between the Home and School," Family Presentation, Price Hill Community Center, April, 1994
  • "Supporting Literacy Development in the Home," Faculty In-Service and Family Presentation, Rockdale Elementary School, March, 1994
  • "Encouraging Continued Parental Involvement in the Literacy Development of Their Children," Faculty In-Service and Family Presentation, Rockdale Elementary School, April, 1993
  • "Telling Stories and Storytelling," NAACP Youth Council Family Affair, Melrose Y.M.C.A., July, 1993
  • "Learning About Our Heritage Through Storytelling," in Celebration of Black History Month, Hamilton County and Cincinnati Public Library, Pleasant Ridge Branch, February, 1991
  • "Parents and Schools," Special Needs Seminar, Southern Baptist Church, September, 1990


Cincinnati Public Schools:

  • Losantiville Elementary School, May, 1999
  • North Avondale Montessori School, February, 1999
  • Project Succeed Summer Academy, july & August, 1994
  • Academy of World Languages, May, 1994
  • Douglass School Evening with the Arts, May, 1994
  • Hughes High School, April, 1994
  • Rockdale Elementary School, February, 1994
  • Taft Elementary School, May, 1992
  • Hays Elementary School, March, April, & May, 1991
  • Bond Hill Elementary School, April, 1991
  • Windsor Elementary School, March, 1990

Mt. Healthy City Schools
  • Rex Ralph Elementary School, February, 1993

Princeton City School District
  • Robert E. Lucas Intermediate School, February, 1993
  • Springdale Elementary School, March, 1991

St Bernard- Elmwood Place City School Diatrict
  • St. Bernard Elementary School,, March, 1991


  • Cincinnati Community Video Award of Volunteer Excellence (1999)
  • Volunteer Recognition Award, Families Forward (1999)
  • Exemplary Achievement in Education, the Project Succeed Parent Association and the Project Succeed Advisory Council (1994)
  • Outstanding Achievement, CCV-"Portraits of Black Americans Who Changed Our World," A Series of 29 Documentaries, Celebrating Black History Month (1992)
  • Award of Appreciation, Hays Elementary School (1991)
  • Educator of the Year, Valley Area Council of P.T.A. (1989)
  • Educator of the Year, Blue Ash Elementary School P.T.A. (1989)


  • American Association of University Professors
  • Bond Hill Community Council
  • Cincinnati Women's Political Caucus
  • Cincinnati Women's Minority Network
  • Martin Luther King Jr., Coalition
  • N.A.A.C.P.
  • Parents for Public Education
  • Roselawn Community Council

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