Carla M. Sewer
Dr. Sewer is a native St. Johnian. Her family has been on St. John for centuries and her ancestry pre-dates that of Columbus. Her family is part of one of the three major families on St. John, Sprauve and Samuel, to name a few. Dr. Sewer continues carrying the torch, which has been handed to her by her ancestors. This torch manifested itself in her completion of preschool through 9th grade on St. John then she traversed to St. Thomas to attend 10th and 11th grade. This torch became a bit brighter when she graduated in 1986, a year early from I.E.K.H.S., and she ventured off to the Big Apple of New York City where she studied education andtheater arts at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Wagner College, respectively.
Dr. Sewer returned to St. John in 1993 and co-founded the CARABANA Ensemble Theater Company, Inc. becoming the youngest Executive Director of a non-profit theater arts organization. During this time she established the Coral Bay Young People’s Library and Learning Center at the Agricultural Station in Coral Bay. After several years of summer arts camps, theater productions at Cinnamon Bay Amphitheater, environmental in-school play and puppet shows, writing, directing, producing, and performing, Dr. Sewer decided it was time to complete what she began years ago. She completed her A.A. in Child Development, B.S. in Elementary Education, and an M.S. in Family Studies. She has recently completed a Masters in Library Science and her Phd in Family Studies on parents’ perceptions of involvement in their children’s public school education, specifically after the two major storms last year.