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.



About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.