Katie-Ellen Newman

Professional Experience

  • Radford University, Adjunct Instructor Recreation, Parks and Tourism and School of Teacher Education and Leadership
  • Montgomery County Public Schools-Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
  • Radford University-Service Coordinator Infant and Toddler Connection of the NRV
  • Radford University-Alternative Programs Director


  • B.A. (Special Education) from William Paterson University
  • M.A. (Early Childhood Education) from University of Northern Colorado

Courses Taught

  • RCPT 319: Inclusive Recreation Services/Intro to Recreation Therapy
  • RCPT 340: Processes in Recreation Therapy
  • RCPT 342: Assessment in Recreation Therapy
  • RCPT 481: Tourism Institute: Bahamas and France
  • EDEC 322: Early Development & Learning: Preschool Through Primary Grades
  • EDEC 416: Home and School Collaboration (Diverse Families)
  • EDSP  360: Very Young Children with Special Needs/Intro to Early Childhood Special Ed
  • EDSP 439:  Medical Aspects of Teaching Young Children
  • EDSP 440:  Early Intervention Internship
  • UNIV 100:  Freshman Orientation Course

Volunteer Organizations

  • Alpha Phi Omega Advisor (community service fraternity)
  • FACES: Faculty Advocating Cultural Exchange and Support Advisory Committee
  • Healing Strides of VA (Therapeutic Horseback Riding)
  • Project Linus (handmade blankets for children who are ill)
  • Ronald McDonald House (home away from home for families with sick children)
  • Radford High School Drama Boosters vice-president
  • Radford University Global Education Conference committee (developing global competencies for educators)
  • Blacksburg Refugee Partnership (supporting the resettlement of refugee families)
  • Rocky Mountain Village Easter Seals Camp (fully accessible and used by more than 800 children and adults with disabilities)