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Michael Newman is a leader in education.  He has invested into the lives of students, staff, and other leaders during his career in public education.  As a teacher, coach, building administrator, and central office administrator, he has a unique perspective on the ever-changing world of education reform and leadership.
He served as an executive leader in the field of education providing leadership, strategic planning to make a difference in the lives of the people he works with.  Michael has a proven track record of directing initiatives to promote growth and achievement, develop strong relationships, and motivate and empower teams.

Michael has had the opportunity to work along side some of the finest educational leaders.  He is a successful educational practitioner and leader, having significant success in  both the education and operations aspects of the school district.

  •  Led the growth of one of the largest career and technical education programs in the state;
  •  Is an advocate for continual improvement in the teaching and learning;
  •  Designed programs and funding initiatives and engaged the community to support students with new schools, technology and the day-to-day operations.

 Most importantly, Mike is devoted to his family and community;

  • As a leader in the community, he served on the board of the Auburn Valley YMCA.
  • Is committed to making a positive difference with people.
  • He has been married to his wife, Patty, for over 35 years.
  • They have three adult sons.
  • He makes his home in Edgewood, Washington.   

Michael is a consultant in leadership development and a certified speaker, trainer and executive coach with the John Maxwell Team.  Michael is also a certified consultant with Personality Insights and uses the DISC model of human behavior to assist leaders and teams in their working relationships.

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