Posted by Emily Hart on 2011-04-14

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.