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Barbara Smith Carey

Member At-Large

Office: Pelion, SC


B.S., Biology -- Newberry College

M.A.T., Mathematics Concentration -- The Citadel

Certificate of Advanced Studies in Administration -- Fairfield University


Barbara Smith Carey graduated from Newberry College in 1965 with a B.S in Biology. Her other education includes the Citadel, Charleston, S.C - M.A.T. - Area of concentration- Mathematics (1972-1973) and Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut  in pursuit of Certificate of Advanced Studies in Administration (1989).


Carey’s professional experiences include Head of School at King Low-Heywood Thomas School, Stamford, CT (retired 2002) where she also served as Director of Admissions, Head of Upper School, Head of Middle School, teacher of mathematics and science and coach from 1980-1998.  As Head of School she served on all standing committees of the Board of Trustees. In 1986-1989 she took a leave of absence to teach mathematics and chair the Math/ Science department at the Saudi Arabian International School in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.


 From 1965-1980 her experience included teaching middle and high school mathematics and science in Florida, South Carolina and Delaware.  She also served as Budget Director for the Charleston County Public Schools (1969-70). Carey has served on and/or chaired accreditation teams for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), and European Council of Independent Schools (ECIS).  She has also served on the Board of Directors for CAIS and the National Council for Community and Justice.  During her tenure at King Low-Heywood Thomas School she attended the Independent School Management Institute Middle School Heads and the National Association of Independent Schools Summer Institute for Heads of School. 


Since returning to South Carolina in August 2009, Carey's has been active in the Pelion community. She she has served on the Pelion Town Council, as Mayor of Pelion and as president of the Ruritan Club. She volunteers at the Pelion High School and acts as a substitute organist for Holy Trinity Lutheran Church where she is a member. Carey also serves on the Newberry College Foundation Board of Visitors.

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