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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 the Deputy Superintendent for the Auburn School District.

  • One of the 20 largest school districts in the state of Washington;
  • a district that has seen rapid growth over the past decade;
  • had significant changes in the demographics of the community;
  • and remarkable student achievement.   

Mike has had the opportunity to work with 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;
  •  has been an advocate for continual improvement in the teaching and learning;
  •  under his leadership the district has continued to be awarded the ASBO  Certificate of  Excellence in financial reporting for 35 consecutive years.

 Most importantly, Mike is devoted to his family and community

  • As a leader in the community, he is on the board of the Auburn Valley YMCA.
  • He has been married to his wife, Patty, for over 34 years.
  • They have three adult sons.
  • He makes his home in Edgewood, Washington.   

Mike is a consultant in leadership development and a certified coach, teacher and speaker with the John Maxwell Team.

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