Dayton City School’s new principal, Trish Newsom, is excited and says “there are great things in store for the future” of DCS.
Newsom, who’s been with the school over 10 years, came by her desire to serve as principal honestly. Both parents, Frank and Eddie Lou Taylor, are former principals themselves.
For the past six and a half years, Newsom has taught physical education, and she definitely practices what she preaches. She’s a competitive runner who’s competed in some of the nation’s top events including the Boston Marathon.
But for Newsom, it’s about living for God and she’s certain “this is where He wanted me”.
She has a Masters in School Counseling, and she recently became certified with a UTC Certificate in Post Masters School Leadership, a necessary certification in order to become principal.
Dayton mayor Gary Louallen notes there were three or four highly qualified candidates but says, “She’s already acquainted with the kids, and she was already certified for the position.”
She came highly recommended by Dayton City Councilman Richard Fisher who is also residing as the school’s superintendent, a position the board is looking to fill next.
“We felt like it was a real good fit, and I think she’ll do an excellent job,” added Louallen.
Newsom will share the title with fellow DCS principal Chris Tallent. Newsom will oversee grades K-4, while Tallent oversees 5-8.