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Dr. Terrence D. Newton

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Dr. Terrance D. Newton

B.A. in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology, Delaware State University
M.Ed. in Special Education, Delaware State University
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Delaware State University

Dr. Terrance D. Newton possesses more than eleven years experience in education. Inclusive of eight years teaching Special Education and TAM (Team Approach to Mastery) classes. Dr. Newton has served in an administrative capacity as Behavioral Coordinator at Thomas A. Edison Charter School and Assistant Principal at Kingswood Academy. Dr. Newton holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology from Delaware State University.  In 2005, Dr. Newton graduated with his M.Ed. in Special Education. So impressed with the support of Delaware State University Professors, flexibility of class schedules and the positive organization of the University, Dr. Newton graduated with his Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Delaware State University at the Wilmington Campus.

Dr. Newton made history by graduating in the first Delaware State University Wilmington campus doctoral cohort. In addition, Dr. Newton is professionally certified and licensed as a K-12 Principal/Assistant Principal in Special Education in Delaware, as well as School Leader I & II (Assistant Superintendent) in Delaware. Dr. Newton is also trained in Diversity/Multi-Cultural Education and Sexual Harassment.  

Dr. Newton has been actively involved with such professional organizations as the Association for Elementary and Secondary School Principals, the National Association on the Prevention of School Violence and the Delaware Council Mentor Committee. To further demonstrate his commitment to the community, youth and education, Dr. Newton dedicates time to the New Castle County Detention Center for adjudicated juveniles as a Youth Rehabilitation Counselor.   On a personal note, Dr. Terrance Newton was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware where he grew up in a low-income community. Through bad decision making in a tough environment, Dr. Newton was shot twice, once in the leg and in the arm. However, he was able to overcome this situation by surrounding himself with positive people. In 1994, Dr. Newton was offered a football scholarship from Coach William Collick. With tremendous help of Coach Collick and Delaware State University

Dr. Newton persevered to become a positive and productive citizen. Grateful for his success Dr. Newton goes back to his community to help others. He compares himself with Harriet Tubman. “I escaped the traps of the ghetto and know I want to go and help others escape to become successful”.