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Wrong Dawn Provencher?

Dawn Provencher

Guidance Counselor

Cloudcroft High School

HQ Phone: (505) 682-2524

Cloudcroft High School

#10 Swallow Place PO Box 198

Cloudcroft, New Mexico 88317

United States

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Background Information

Employment History


Cloudcroft Municipal Schools

Adjunct Faculty

New Mexico State University

Area Representative

World Heritage/ASSE

Counselor and Social Worker

Alamogordo Public Schools

Director of A Community !Based Residential Program

Georgia Mental Health Institute


Stephen F. Austin University

University of Georgia

Social Work

Master's degree

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High School Staff

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Roswell Daily Record News

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Carolyn Dawn Provencher, Democrat for state House of Representatives District 56, said recently that if elected, she would work to create an environment that would entice its young people to stay in the state, and would make education, alternative energy and increased services for veterans and retirees priorities.

Provencher, a resident of La Luz, is unopposed in the Democratic primary for District 56.Incumbent Rep.
A counselor at Cloudcroft High School, Provencher, 49, also is a part-time faculty member at New Mexico State University and NMSU-Alamogordo where she teaches social work.
A licensed social worker, she holds a master's degrees in social work and education.Originally from Georgia, Provencher served there on the White County Board of Health and the White County Child Fatality Review Board in the late 1990s.
She has worked as a child protective services investigator for the states of Georgia and Texas, and as a private practice mental health therapist.She also worked for the Georgia Mental Health Institute as director of a community-based residential program for adult-male offenders with mental health issues.
Provencher said New Mexico ranks low compared with other states in terms of livability but can improve because of its favorable climate and natural beauty.
"We're not being proactive enough to capitalize on what our state has to offer," she said."I want anything that will bring New Mexico up in comparison with the other 49 states."As a legislator, she added, she would work to increase services for veterans and to attract a veterans clinic to the state.Provencher said she also would work to get more services for seniors including support for senior centers and education courses about issues such as the new Medicare prescription drug benefit.
Provencher said that teachers have been "running themselves ragged" trying to meet federal No Child Left Behind requirements and that more teaching time is needed to meet those standards.
"We've got to make sure that our students are equipped with what they need to meet those mandates," she added.
Provencher said the state also should take advantage of its ample solar and wind resources.
"This state should be the leader in terms of alternative energy," she said."We've got wind.We've got sun."
She said New Mexico must manage its scarce water supplies with meaningful conservation and the best available technology, and she recommended that a desalination plant be built for non-potable groundwater in the Tularosa Basin.
To fight the youth gang problem in New Mexico, Provencher said she would work as a legislator to put more after-school programs in place.
"We've got to provide these young people with something positive to do," she added.
To combat the methamphetamine problem, she favors restricting the sale of over-the-counter medicine used to produce meth.
Provencher said her background in social work and education make her the best candidate in the District 56 race.
"I know how to ask questions.I know how to gather information.I can advocate and solve problems with input from other people," she said.
"I'm proud I'm not a career politician," she added.

From left; Sadie Carrillo,8, and Cypress ...

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From left; Sadie Carrillo,8, and Cypress Estrada, 10, had their faces painted to look like cats by Dawn Provencher, an Academy Del Sol counselor and Junior

From left; Sadie Carrillo,8, and Cypress Estrada, 10, had their faces painted to look like cats by Dawn Provencher, an Academy Del Sol counselor and Junior Optimist Club member, during the Untied Way of Otero County Barbecue for Change event at Alameda Park on Saturday. (Janessa Maxilom - Daily News )

A Day in the Life: Dawn ...

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A Day in the Life: Dawn Provencher Alamogordo Daily News

"If it wasn't for her, I wouldn't be in school," a student said, as she rolled around in her school counselor's ergonomic, no-back "chair."
As Academy Del Sol High School's counselor, Dawn Provencher is responsible for several things, but she said she wanted to "help make this a place where kids like to go to school, so learning is a positive thing."
She starts her day with the first of two presentations for teachers about the new rules for testing held this week. Within a few minutes after stepping into her office, she spoke with a student's employer about some potential problems in the student's work environment. She told a student they did exactly what they should have done by reporting their concerns and she would handle the situation.
"I wanted them to think I was a nut from the school, not a nut off the streets," she said about first notifying the student's employer. "I want my girls to feel safe at work."
And within a few minutes, she was already planning to meet and mediate a conflict between two students. Once the two students were in her office, her Texas accent added to her presence. Her glasses hunged almost at the tip of her nose while she spoke about respect. She said she tries to make the school a positive place and make sure students understand that she and administrators know what is going on with students.
Throughout the day, she kept her door open for students and teachers.
The second student said Provencher "goes above and beyond, and she'll pick you up if you can't get a ride to school."
"I love that lady," the third sitting in her "chair," said smiling.
The second student said Dawn was the aunt she never had.
"Well, thank you, for not saying grandmother," Dawn said, once she was back from her meeting.
Dawn said the hardest part about her job is when she gets the students who arrive late to the school some are seniors. She said her main goal is to help students be successful in school, meaning graduation.
"Greatest school ever, very misunderstood school and misunderstood students," she said. "They are not bad kids, they are wonderful kids."
She was a counselor for six years in Cloudcroft and worked with Alamogordo Public Schools for many years prior to that. She has a bachelor's degree in social work and two master's degrees in education guidance and counseling and social work. In addition to being a member of the Optimist Club and a third-party voter registrar, she teaches Introduction to Social Work twice a week at NMSU-A and teaches a sociology class at Holloman Air Force Base once a week. She was a child-welfare investigator for more than 13 years in Texas and Georgia, worked for public health, mental healt and private practice. She then began in education and stayed there. Dawn helped enroll the 40 students in the dual-credit program with New Mexico State University-Alamogordo at Academy Del Sol.

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"They were difficult to write," counselor Dawn Provencher said.

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