Dr. Danny Lovett, Executive Director
Region 5 Education Service Center
July 21, 2021
REGION 5 NAMES NEWTON ISD SCHOOL BOARD AS
2021 SCHOOL BOARD OF THE YEAR
Region 5 Education Service Center is pleased to announce that Newton ISD is the regional winner for TASA’s 2021 School Board of the Year. Board Members include Donnie Meek, President; Johnny Westbrook, Vice-President; Edwina Lewis, Secretary; Shane Couey, Member; Misti Spacek, Member; Conley Todd, Member; and Brent Noble, Member. Ms. Michelle Barrow is Superintendent.
School Boards are awarded the honor based on support for educational improvement projects and school transformation initiatives, as well as for educational performance in accordance with state-established standards. Other criteria include adherence to adopted board policies, function as a policy-making body, and a number of additional standards.
Specifically, Newton ISD School Board Members have displayed excellence in the following areas, to name a few:
Quoted directly from the application, “the Board comes together as an entity and works with each other to arrive at answers to difficult decisions faced by modern day education. This harmonious approach to making decisions gives the community of Newton, as well as the students in Newton ISD, confidence that all concerns are addressed with fairness and equality.”
Please join us in congratulating the Newton ISD School Board for a job well done!