Henderson native, Jason L. Newman, was recently named the principal of Fayette-Ware Comprehensive High School.
Upon acceptance of his new position, Newman stated, “I would like to thank Dr. Hamlett (Superintendent of Fayette County Public Schools) and her staff for giving me this opportunity to be the principal at Fayette-Ware Comprehensive High School. I am extremely excited about the possibilities of building on the successes of the previous administration, and I am eager to begin building personal relationships and partnerships that will enable all students to be successful in the classroom and beyond.”
Dr. Versie Hamlett commented, “We are exceedingly proud to announce Mr. Jason L. Newman as the principal of Fayette-Ware Comprehensive High School. Mr. Newman’s interest in FWCHS is sincere and his focus on developing each student as a whole person is commendable. He will continue to bring out the best in FWCHS and, I believe, FWCHS will bring out the best in him.”
Newman is a devoted and licensed administrator with an expansive career. He is eager to provide enriching opportunities for all students, promote higher education matriculation and deliver programs and services so students can reach their goals and individual potential. Newman’s experience, energy, and passion will be an asset in improving teaching and learning, inspiring, empowering, and preparing every student, every day for College and Career Readiness, and strengthening collaborative partnerships with parents and community in its pursuit of being one of the best high schools in the state. His vision is to support teachers in providing all students with equitable access to a rigorous, cohesive, and comprehensive curriculum that intentionally connects standards, instruction, assignments, and assessments with fidelity.
Newman has 26 years in education, serving roles as health and physical education teacher, coached baseball and cross-country, assistant basketball coach, alternative school administrator, assistant principal, and principal. He has served in administrative roles at the elementary, middle, and high school levels in Chester County, Jackson-Madison County, and Humboldt City Schools. During his tenure as a high school administrator, Newman facilitated ongoing professional development and implemented eleven new post-secondary options: four Advanced Placement (AP) classes, four Statewide Dual Credit classes, and three Dual Credit Classes with Jackson State Community College. As an alternative school administrator, Newman implemented a Behavior Point System and an Early Release Intervention Program, which was successful in utilizing positive reinforcement to change students’ behaviors.
Newman holds three degrees from Freed-Hardeman University: Bachelor of Science degree in K-12 Health and Physical Education (1982), a Master of Education degree (2010) in Administration and Supervision, and an Education Specialist degree (2014) Instructional Leadership.