Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Newton


By Brook Chamblee and Megan Addaway
May 2009

The bottom of the ninth, two outs, all tied up. Brad Newton up to bat.. HOMERUN! Brad Newton attended Alabama A&M for 4 and a half years after receiving a diversity and baseball scholarship. He played as the catcher at A&M for two years. After graduating college he began teaching Ag Science classes at LFHS. He claims his high school teacher was his inspiration to go into the education field.

Mr. Newton, the leader of the FFA, a group he recognizes as a great leadership organization. Agricultural Science is not all Mr. Newton participates in at LFHS. Furthermore he is the coach of the 7th and 8th grade baseball team. He says they did not have a lot of games, but the team was very pumped and excited about all of them. He explained how the game is played differently than when he was in college but still brings back old memories from his days playing.

Although school is important to Mr. Newton, he also has a family at home. Mr. Newton and his wife are now the proud parents of James Ian who is their first born. He said he has no pets and plans to keep it that way. He's says he loves being a father and is looking foward to watching his son grow up.

Mr. Newton says he loves working at Locust Fork and commented, "I'm very happy at Locust Fork and I see myself remaining at Locust Fork. Our best kids are better than anywhere else!"