Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Terrance D. Newton

Dr. Terrance D. Newton possesses more than 17 years experience in education. In addition to eight years teaching in special education and T.A.M. classes, he has engaged the following administrative positions: Behavioral Coordinator at Thomas A. Edison Charter School and Assistant Principal at Kingswood Academy in Wilmington, Delaware, Turnaround Vice Principal at Samuel Daroff Elementary School and Charles Audenried High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Before accepting the position of Principal at Warner Elementary School, Dr. Newton served as an Assistant Principal at Henry B. du Pont Middle School in the Red Clay Consolidated School District and an Educational Consultant at Kingswood Academy in Wilmington, Delaware.


Dr. Terrance D. Newton holds a B.A in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology from Delaware State University.  In 2005, Dr. Newton graduated from Delaware State University with his M.Ed in Special Education. Dr. Newton graduated with his doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Delaware State University at the Wilmington Campus. Dr. Newton made history by graduating in the first Delaware State University Wilmington campus doctoral cohort. Additionally, Dr. Newton is certified/ licensed as a K-12 Principal/Assistant Principal and Special Education teacher, as well as School Leader I & II (Asst. Superintendent/Superintendent) in Delaware. Dr. Newton is also trained in Diversity/Multi-Cultural Education and Sexual Harassment. 


Professionally, Dr. Newton has been active in the Association for Elementary and Secondary School Principals and served as a member on the Delaware Council Mentor Committee. Dr. Newton is also a member of the National Association on the Prevention of School Violence and has worked as a Youth Rehabilitator Counselor at the New Castle County Detention Center for adjudicated juveniles.


On a personal note, Dr. Newton was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware where he grew up in a low-income community.  Through bad decision making in a tough community, Dr. Newton was shot twice: once in the leg and in the arm. He was able to overcome his situation through the support of his mother, Marie L. Hammond-Newton, and by surrounding himself with positive people. In 1994, Dr. Newton was offered a football scholarship from Coach William Collick. Due to the combined influences of both  Coach Collick and Delaware State University, Dr. Newton persevered to become a positive, productive citizen. Grateful for his success, Dr. Newton goes back in his community to help others. He compares himself with Harriet Tubman. “I escaped the traps of the ghetto and now I want to go and help others escape to become successful”.