Carolyn Reedom, PhD, is an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a visiting professor at universities across the country. She has been an administrator in high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools. Dr. Reedom owns a consulting firm and is the former assistant superintendent of elementary schools in the Clark County (Nevada) School District, the fifth largest in the nation. In 2008, the district opened Carolyn S. Reedom Elementary School. Her incredible achievements are documented in Hometown Heroes: Real Stories of Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things All Across America.
Dr. Reedom transformed two underperforming schools into effective learning environments and brought two other struggling schools to the top of the district’s academic ranking. Under her leadership, John C. Vanderburg Elementary became the first school in Clark County to be designated as a Nevada High Achieving School. During her tenure as principal, Estes McDoniel Elementary School ranked first in student achievement for 10 consecutive years.
She was named a National Distinguished Principal by the U.S. Department of Education and National Association of Elementary School Principals. She also earned the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Woman of Achievement Award and Las Vegas Alliance of Black School Educators Outstanding School Administrator Award.
An expert in classroom management, Dr. Reedom has consulted for Lee Canter & Associates, The Education Company, Science Weekly magazine, and Training Unlimited.