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Elizabeth DeMartino Newton

Lecturer, Director of the Early Learning Center for Research and Practice


Curriculum Vitae

Program Director & Lecturer, UT Early Learning Center for Research & Practice (2012-2022)

  • Pedagogical leadership
  • Course instruction: CFS 106, CFS 350, CFS 385
  • Staff support, supervision, training
  • Staffing and scheduling management
  • Enrollment coordination
  • Emphasis on relationships: Facilitation of meaningful partnerships between
    families and the program


Demonstration Teacher, UT Early Learning Center for Research & Practice (2001-2012)

  • Lab Kindergarten program: Development, initiation, implementation of
    curriculum, policies, programmatic elements
  • Action research project participation: Examining practices used to support preservice teachers in the development of reflective practice
  • Supervision of undergraduate & graduate students
    Toddler program: Curriculum, assessment, teacher research
  • Advisory board participation: Strategic planning
  • Emphasis on relationships among children, families, colleagues


Master of Science in Child and Family Studies, Concentration: Early
Childhood Education
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Bachelor of Science in Child Development
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Professional Service

Presentations and Outreach

  • Planning & leadership: ELC staff development trainings
  • Hosting & collaboration: Area Head Start, Sam E. Hill, Knox Co. teachers, local
    childcare programs, TAEYC conference attendees, ETSU Child Study Center
  • Presentations: frequent participation in local, state, regional, and national
    conferences, including TAEYC, NAEYC, & NAEYC Institute
  • Making teaching and learning visible: KMA exhibit of kindergarten work,
    professional documentation shared with local and national collaborators

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