Newland has a total of 31 years in education with 22 years as a classroom teacher, 9 years serving as a principal, and 5 years serving as principal of Highland Elementary. Prior to Greeneville City Schools, she served as principal of Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Kingsport for four years. She also taught 11 years in international schools in Kuwait, Lesotho, and Eritrea.
Newland holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from East Tennessee State University, a master’s degree in English as a Second Language from the College of New Jersey, and an Educational Specialist degree in Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University. Additionally, Newland has been a TN Core Coach, and served as an adjunct faculty member for Tusculum University.
“I’m greatly humbled and honored to have been chosen as the GCS Principal of the Year,” Newland said. “I’m blessed to work with an outstanding staff at Highland. I share the acknowledgement with each Highland staff member, our Highland families, and the amazing support system I have from our GCS leadership team, my family and students.”
More information about the TDOE Principal of the Year Program can be found here: https://www.tn.gov/education/teaching-in-tennessee/educational-recognition/principal-of-the-year.html