Click here for a message from Superintendent Green regarding the passing of Dr. Terrance Newton
Dear Red Clay Community,
It is with great sadness that I must share Dr. Terrance Newton passed away this evening after injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident on Friday, March 18th.
Dr. Newton, or “Newt” as many knew him, was an inspirational leader who served as the Principal of Warner Elementary, starting in July 2019. Prior to joining the Warner Thunderbirds, he was the Assistant Principal of HB DuPont Middle School. Dr. Newton was a true advocate for students and a genuine supporter of his staff. He was an innovative and dynamic school leader that put the whole child first. He developed systems to not only address academics, but he also incorporated broader services that made Warner such a special place for students, staff, families and the community at-large. Newt’s high energy, infectious personality and passion for his school community was unparalleled.
As a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Delaware State University alumni, and native of Wilmington, Dr. Newton was a pillar of the community and closely collaborated with many organizations to support his students and their families. His passion for student success will have a lasting impact on Warner and the greater Red Clay community.
Warner will continue to have Red Clay crisis support available for students that would like to speak to someone. Students can reach out to their teachers or school counselors to access these supports.
We send our deepest condolences to the Newton family at this difficult time. Newt was so much more than an educator and embodied the strength that our children deserve. As a colleague and friend, his legacy will be carried on as we continue building on the foundation that he laid.
We will share additional information about supports and services in the coming days.