Carol Amedeo, Ed.D.
Carol started at Camp Harmony in 1988, shortly after graduating from Lafayette College ready to start a career in education. For the first several summers, she was a Group Leader for the Blueberry groups. In the off-season, she worked as a pre-school teacher, a first grade teacher, a special education teacher and a science teacher. But, she always anticipated June and the start of Camp Harmony! In the mid-1990’s she became the first Division Head for the younger camp, and also took on the role of “Schmata” editor, reviving the newsletter which had existed in the early years of Harmony. During this time, she also returned to school at Rutgers University. In 2008, she completed her doctorate in Educational Administration. Currently, she spends some of the off-season days teaching Special Education courses at Monmouth University. She is on the Board of Directors of Embrace Kids Foundation, which provides support for families of children with cancer and blood disorders.
Carol is a Red Cross certified instructor in CPR/AED, emergency oxygen administration, first aid, and blood-borne pathogens. And, she has been a certified lifeguard for more years than she would admit. Until recently, she also served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Somerset Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Carol’s favorite lunch is Cheesesteaks – but thinks that the tater tots are irresistible. Her favorite special day is Carnival Day because she gets to see every single camper on top field having a great time together. The last day of each Color War, all put together, when everyone sings, hugs, and cries as friends, is her favorite memory.