“There’s nothing I can do for that kid now!” These nine words forever changed the life of Principal Anthony Newbold. When an educator uttered those words to him, he knew that it was up to him to make a difference in the lives of young people. Dr. Newbold is now a 19 year education veteran who is on the relentless search to improve outcomes for all children.
As a Teach for America educator, he held fast to the vision that “one day, all children in our nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education”. This has continued to push him. As a classroom teacher, he came to the realization that the more he could engage his students, the more they retained. Hands on technology rich activities did the trick. As Dr. Newbold moved up the ladder in education he made it his duty to provide these opportunities to all of those with whom he has worked.
Educational technology became his passion. He led Bear Creek Middle School in becoming one of the first schools in the district to implement a fully 1:1 learning environment. He credits the preparation of his teachers in the school’s success. Bear Creek has also been recognized as a Microsoft Showcase School and has conducted the two largest Redefining Learning Conferences in the world. With over 2500 combined attendees receiving hours of quality instructional technology training, students for years to come will benefit greatly.
To build credibility with his staff, Dr. Newbold became a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE), a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE), and a Surface Expert. He has been a featured speaker at multiple Microsoft events and he was a keynote speaker at the 2017 Learn What’s Next event in New York City. D. Newbold runs the largest Teach to One Math program in the United States as the principal at Bear Creek Middle School. Coupled with his belief in a growth mindset, this program has given him insight into what it takes to implement a blended personalized learning environment.
Dr. Newbold resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Wendy, daughters Kaylah and Kendall, and exchange student Yulin Wang (Ben).