Dr. Jodi Newton

Associate Dean

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Contact Information

Email: jbnewton@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-4240
Office: Orlean Bullard Beeson Hall 202

Biographical Information

Dr. Newton has served as the associate dean of the Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education since 2010. Previous to her position as associate dean, Dr. Newton served as interim chair of the teacher education department. She has taught as an assistant professor in the Educational Leadership department since 2008. Before coming to Samford, Dr. Newton served as the superintendent of Homewood City Schools for over 10 years and as assistant superintendent of Fairfield City Schools in Birmingham, Ala. prior to that.

Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction of Education, University of Alabama
M.Ed. Counseling and Guidance in Education, University of Montevallo
M.Ed. Secondary English Education, West Georgia College
B.S. Secondary Education, Samford University
Member of:
AASCD (Alabama Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)
Kermit Johnson Award for Outstanding Superintendent, University of Montevallo, 2008
Alabama's State Superintendent of the Year, National AASA Recognition Program, 2003
Outstanding Alumni in Educational Administration, University of Alabama, 1998
Alabama Instructional Leader of the Year, Council of Leaders of Alabama Schools, 1997
Neill, Pattie & Newton, Jodi. School boards: understanding the millennial generation in the workplace. Alabama School Boards Magazine, Fall 2012.
Newton, Jodi. Common core balance. AASCD Newsletter, Fall 2012.
Owusu-Ansah, A., Neill, Pattie & Newton, Jodi. Who's on first in distance education. Journal of Distance Education, 2011.
Harbin, Joy Beggs & Newton, Jodi. Do perceptions align with practices, case studies in elementary mathematics. Accepted for publication by Education, a referred journal.
Newton, Jodi & Winches, Betty. How did they maximize learning for all of those students? Accepted for publication by Reading Improvement, a referred journal.
"All Make Mistakes - Culture of Redemption" presented at ASCD Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA, 2011
"How Teachers Maximize Student Learning" presented at Phi Delta Kappa Annual International Conference in Atlanta, GA, 2011
"How Teachers Maximize Student Learning" ongoing research with Homewood City Schools, presented at ASCD Annual Conference in San Antonia, TX, 2010
Seminar in Instructional Leadership and Education presented at the University of Medan, Medan, North Sumatra in Indonesia, 2010
"What Great Teachers do Differently" Alabama Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Florence, AL, 2010
"Funding What Matters Most: Student Learning" Keynote address for Alabama Association of School Boards Conference, 2010
"Strategic Planning, What's a Board to Do?" Presentation for Alabama Association of School Boards Conference, 2009
"Responsible Fiscal Management: Planning for an Economic Downturn," Presentation for School Superintendents, SSA, 2008
"School Construction Symposium," Presentation for School Superintendents, SSA, 2006