Bishop Mark Webb of the Upper New York Annual Conference intends to appoint Rev. Brooke Newell as pastor of Queensbury United Methodist Church, effective July 1, 2019. We are thrilled that Brooke will have the opportunity to share her spiritual gifts in leading this community of faith. Brooke, her husband Rev. Caspar Green, and their 15-year-old son, Silas, come to us from Potsdam UMC where they have faithfully served for the past four years. Prior to 2015, Brooke served several other churches across the Upper New York Annual Conference, including Ballston Spa, Fort Ann and West Fort Ann UMC from 2003-2006. Rev. Newell is a graduate of the College of William and Mary in Virginia and Yale Divinity School in Connecticut. She was ordained an Elder in the United Methodist Church in 1997.
Rhonda is an enthusiastic and compassionate education professional with over 10 years experience specializing in elementary, special education, and literacy. Skilled in working with a diverse population of students, parents and staff by creating a welcoming environment. Successfully developed programming, curriculum, and long term goal setting for students and families. Presents information using multi-sensory and developmentally appropriate methods to engage students of all ages, with additional capabilities in:
- Curriculum design
- Interactive learning
- Supervision of staff
- Parent relations
- Facilitation of meetings and workshops
- Developmentally appropriate assessment and programming
- Organizing multiple program and calendars
- Conflict resolution
- Time management
- Maintaining and developing classroom volunteers
Rhonda earned her Master of Education in Literacy Birth-6 from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York. Here Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Education from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York.
Rhonda also holds Permanent Certification in General Education Pre- K -6 as well as Permanent Certification in Special Education.