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LCSD1 Board of Trustees appoints Stephen Newton as new superintendent

Stephen Newton of Laramie County School District 1 (Photo courtesy of LCSD1)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Stephen Newton has been named the Superintendent of Laramie County School District 1. The position was approved unanimously during the LCSD1 Board of Trustees’ regular meeting on Feb. 5, following Newton’s interview on Jan. 24.

Stephen Newton steps into the superintendent role with a rich background in education spanning 30 years. Serving most recently as the interim superintendent, Newton’s journey in education is marked by extensive experience and notable achievements.

Newton’s academic credentials include a Doctorate in Education from the University of Wyoming, where his research focused on enhancing comprehension of college-level texts among high school students. His commitment to educational excellence is further evidenced by his Master of Arts in Education and Bachelor of Science with honors in Biology.

Throughout his career, Newton has held significant leadership positions, including serving on the President’s Advisory Board at Laramie County Community College and leading the Wyoming Curriculum Directors Association. His influence extends to the Wyoming Department of Education’s Steering Committee and various other educational and community boards.

Newton’s contributions to education have not gone unnoticed, with accolades such as the Wyoming Secondary Principal of the Year award. His leadership roles span from directing LCSD1’s Pre-Service Professionals Development Program to influencing curriculum design and instructional strategies across the state.

As superintendent, Newton is poised to leverage his extensive experience in strategic planning, curriculum oversight and community engagement to propel LCSD1 forward. His appointment reflects the board’s confidence in his ability to navigate the district through its future challenges and opportunities.

The LCSD1 community welcomes Stephen Newton in his new role, anticipating a continued commitment to educational excellence and innovation under his leadership.


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