Dr. Theresa Y. Newsom holds a M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction and a Ph.D. in Special Education with an emphasis in gifted education. She is a Gifted and Talented Teacher in D11 Colorado Springs Schools who has a dual emphasis on children of color and the development of leadership skills in identified gifted and high ability students.
Dr. Newsom’s leadership includes serving as a Principal, Adjunct Professor, member of the National Association of Gifted Children’s Whole Gifted Child Task Force, as well as, a Curriculum Leader to name a few. She has presented at local, state, and national conferences.
Theresa’s exuberance, knowledge, and ability to advance equity for all is infectious and evident in her community service that includes Founding the Black Educators’ Network to support educators and families of color and promoting literacy for all, the Helping Hands Ministry and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Furthermore, Theresa is the CEO of Children with Promise Educational Services, LLC, which develops student’s leadership, provides social-emotional parent discussion groups and personalized services. Dr. Newsom has received the Harriet Tubman Reach Back and Uplift award, Hats Off Salute to Women in Leadership award, the Colorado Academy of Educators for the Gifted, Talented, and Creative award, and the College of Behavior Sciences and Education Honor Scholar award.
Dr. Newsom said, “My greatest educational accomplishment is teaching America’s children who are born with promise, potential, and talent to respond with a positive action that will influence generations yet to be born”.
Dr. Newsom enjoys traveling, reading, hiking, dancing, and spending time with family and friends.