Published on April 14, 2011 by Emily Hart  

Jodi Newton, associate dean in Samford University’s Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education and Professional Studies, was a presenter at the ASCD conference March 26-28 in San Francisco.

Newton’s session was entitled “Creating a Culture of Redemption,” involving research on practices that highly successful teachers have indicated practices important to student learning.

Newton has attended the conference many times over the years. This was her second consecutive year to be a presenter.

ASCD is an organization that focuses on supervision and career development. This membership organization works to formulate and develop products and services for the benefit of educators, Newton said.

Newton joined the Samford faculty in 2008 after her retirement as superintendent of the Homewood. Ala., City  Schools. She became associate dean in 2010.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.