Meet Deb DeCarlo!
Relationship with New Urban Arts: Vital Community Member
Deb DeCarlo was born and raised in Providence, RI. Deb received a BS from the University of Rhode Island and a MA in Administration from Providence College. Since then, Deb has worked in the Providence Public School Department for 29 years as a teacher and then the principal of Carl. G Lauro Elementary School and Central High School. Having retired from the Providence Public School Department, Deb went on to Fall River and was the principal of a chronically underperforming middle school for 4 years. For the past 6 years Deb has worked as an Educational Consultant in New London, New Bedford and for the Mass DESE.
We interviewed Deb and asked her to share with us how she got started with New Urban Arts. Here’s what she said:
How did you first hear about New Urban Arts?
Through Carole Harman who was working with NUA. While I was the principal at Carl G. Lauro she arranged for us to have an Art Show in their space.
How long have you been involved with New Urban Arts?
Indirectly and directly through Carole’s involvement since their inception. Many students over the years have attended NUA
What’s something that you think makes New Urban Arts stand out from other organizations?
Everyone that has ever become involved there has a great passion for the work this organization does. Students tend to give back or speak of how NUA has changed their lives.
What was the last adventure you chose to go on? What did you do?
Trip to Italy. Although we had traveled to Italy many times, it was always an adventure because we would visit and explore a new part of the country. The art, food and the architecture and the people are phenomenal, not to mention the wine!!
Why do you support New Urban Arts?
Because of the work it does but more importantly it was Carole’s passion and this is a way for me to continue to honor and celebrate her through the arts and young people.