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Subjects Taught
8th Grade Science


Purdue University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing 1986

Delta State University, Master's Degree in Ed 2008

Belhaven University, Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) Education Leadership & Administration 2018

General Science Licensure Endorsement for grades 7-12


This is my 15th year with DeSoto County Schools.  I taught 5th grade math, science, and social studies at Oak Grove Central Elementary in Hernando for 4 years and 7th grade science at Southaven Middle School, and this is my seventh year at Lewisburg Middle. This is all after a 19 year career as a nurse and nurse administrator. 


I am married to Mr. Alan Newton. Mr. Alan works for Averitt Express at night is a graduate of  the University of Memphis, with his Bachelor's degree in education. He has just graduated and will hopefully be living out his dream of coaching football or baseball very soon! I have four children who have all graduated from DeSoto County Schools! My daughter, Lauren is a graduate of the University of Memphis and is a pediatric ICU nurse at Colorado Children's Hospital in Denver, and is also completing her graduate work to be a nurse practitioner. She is engaged to be married in December. My son, Nathan, graduted from Delta State with a degree in Exercise Science, and is a certified personal trainer and a sales rep for ADP.  He is married and execting his first child, a boy, my first grandchild!! Michael is a senior at Mississippi State majoring in aerospace engineeringHe also has an engineering internship at Gulfstream Aerospace in Savannah, GA, and is engaged to be married in May 2019. Lauren, Nathan, and Michael all graduated from Hernando High School. Alex is a 2017 graduate of LHS and is a sophomore at East Central Mississippi, on the baseball team, and majoring in business.  I enjoy working out, shopping, and spending time with my family!