Board of Trustees
Carmen Vazqueztell P'15 retired from the Newburgh Enlarged City School District where she was the Director of Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language for 16 years. She began her career as a teacher in New York City. She moved to Puerto Rico where she taught in public, catholic and independent schools. She returned to New York to direct the US Department of Labor Padrinos Program at the National Puerto Rican Forum. She moved to York College as the Director of Adult and Continuing Education and served as an adjunct in the Reading Department for four years. After a maternity leave she went to work at the New York City Board of Education in the Division of Special Education. She then became the Assistant Director of the Office of Funded Programs. She was appointed as the Director of the Nassau County Bilingual Education Technical Assistance Center; serving the 56 Nassau County districts for five years. She was then appointed as the principal of Wilson Tech's Adult and Continuing Education Program in Western Suffolk prior to relocating to the Hudson Valley. Carmen was an adjunct at SUNY New Paltz in the Masters of Second Language Education teaching the core courses for ESL and bilingual certification for 21 years. She supervises student teachers in the secondary ELA; World Languages; and, ESL certification programs. She served as the coordinator of the Clinically Rich Intensive Teacher Institute at SUNY New Paltz. In “retirement” Carmen works for NYSUT presenting seminars for teachers throughout the Hudson Valley. She is an adjunct for Mercy College and Empire State College, teaching on-line courses and supervising new teachers. She also works with Pearson with the administrator’s certification testing program. Carmen was part of the initial team developing programs and services for the Newburgh Armory Unity Center where she served as Director of Education; and was on the NAUC Board of Directors for four years. Carmen has been affiliated with San Miguel for many years. Her son, Victor, graduated in 2015 and went on to graduate from Trinity Pawling School in Pawling, New York, and the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Carman also volunteers with the 5th-grade Place-Based Science Program.