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Newton ISD
720 Rusk Street
Newton, Texas 75966

Office hours of operation: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Phone: 409-420-6600
Fax: 409-379-5130
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From the Superintendent:

Teachers and Administrators:

Leadership matters. It matters in business, in government, in churches, in homes and in our schools.  No great human accomplishment ever happened without great leadership, and transforming public education is no exception. 

Across the education field, there is unusual consensus that strong teacher leadership is central to improving our schools.  Unfortunately, clear expectations for what teacher leaders should do, and strategies to prepare them to do it well, are rare. 

When leaders become too comfortable with a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to leadership, they are at risk of becoming irrelevant because they are unable or unwilling to correct their style, approach, and attitude to the environment of change they must lead through. We have no intensions of leaving any teacher in our District in a state of mediocrity.   

Forbes quote of the day, comes from Orlando A. Battista. “Initiative is to success what a lighted match is to a candle.”  It is our intentions as a district to offer the lighted match, to the candle of your leadership as teachers. We wish to bring you to your full potential as a leader and a teacher.

We, as a district, are making specialized training available to prepare administrators and teachers for the responsibilities of strong teacher leadership! A few of the things that we already have in place include:

  • The Curriculum Council, made up of lead teachers from each campus who are constantly receiving training and bringing it back to campuses creating an increase of knowledge for every teacher.
  • The Ginger Tucker New Teacher Academy Curriculum
  • Rigor, Relevance and Relationship Conference for administrators and teachers.
  • LSET- a training for superintendents

We must all continue to grow, stretch our minds and capabilities, always reaching for and improving on the best we can give! Our students must have top-shelf leadership. In order to reach great heights as educators of the next generation of leaders, we have a responsibility to ourselves and to our fellow educators to refuse to be an ordinary leader.  We have to strive for excellence.