Mr. Newman’s philosophy of education is that he strongly believes that our educational system should provide the opportunity for all students to reach their full potential. Whether the goal is to attend a two- or four-year institution, receive a technical or military education, or to enter the work force, we must educate for a purpose, regardless of the wide range of ability levels of the students we serve.
He has over 32 years of experience in education and is recently retired as Superintendent of Education of the Lamar County School System. Prior to becoming superintendent, he served as an administrator of federal programs, a career technical principal and director, a high school assistant principal, and an agribusiness teacher. His wife, Brenda, is a retired elementary teacher/reading coach and is National Board Certified in early childhood. They have two daughters and four grandchildren. Both daughters, Crystal and Lisa, are both Alabama teachers.
He received a Bachelor of Science in Education with a focus in Agribusiness Education from Auburn University; Master of Education, Agribusiness and Extension Education, Mississippi State University; Master of Education, Administration and Supervision, The University of West Alabama; and an Educational Specialist, Curriculum/Instruction Evaluation and Administration, NOVA Southeastern University.
Mr. Newman is a member of the School Superintendents of Alabama, Alabama Farmers Federation, Alabama Association of School Boards, and the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools.