High Plains draws Kansas educator
Mark Newton, the new principal of Boise City Elementary School, was born and reared in Detroit, Michigan.
However, while attending Nebraska's Concordia College, Newton fell in love with the High Plains. That love has drawn him and his family from Medicine Lodge, Kan.
Newton is married, he and his wife have a daughter attending Wichita State University, and a son who is a senior this year.
“I was looking to relocate to this area, Southwestern Kansas, Oklahoma, or New Mexico, and Dan Faulkner, (B.C. Superintendent) told me this was a great place to work,” Newton said.
“I enjoy the High Plains.”
“I like the climate and the people,” he added.
“I like the close proximity of the mountains; I'm a long distance cyclist. In fact, I just rode out to autograph cliff the other day.”
As a former Porsche owner, Newton collects any Porsche Hot Wheels car he comes across.
At this moment Newton is concentrating making the school “presentable” and on class scheduling.
“I just want to assure the parents that we will continue to promote a child centered education,” Newton said. “We want to provide a well-rounded student, in academics, athletics and character.”
Newton is also a musician, and would like to organize an ensemble.
“I'd like to find someone nearby that plays a brass instrument.”
Newton would consider jazz as a musical outlet, but wants the ensemble to play classical music.
Boise City News