Deborah Newman teaches sixth grade English and Reading at Mahaffey Middle School, Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. She received her B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies, M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Specialist certification from Austin Peay State University. Deborah states, "I believe teaching is an art. It starts with a teacher who cares, a teacher who is committed to teaching, and who makes the daily effort to understand his/her students. This is the foundation of great teaching." Her superintendent says of her, "I have found the breadth and depth of her knowledge of her academic content area, her perceived role as teacher, and the skills and attitudes needed to motivate students to be unsurpassed."

2006 winner, Deborah Jane Newman
Deborah Jane Newman 6th Grade English and Reading Teacher
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