Phone: 252-444-5150


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts--UNC Chapel Hill Teacher Certification via East Carolina University

Mrs. Casandra Newton

My name is Casandra Newton and I have been married to my wonderful husband for 30 years.  We have two fantastic children who are both married and are persuing their own paths.  We live on our boat with our beagle, Daisy, and our cat, Fisher.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends out on the water near Cape Lookout.  I also enjoy reading and cooking.

After graduating from UNC and working in the medical field I decided to focus on raising my children.  While they were in school I routinely volunteered in the classroom and was a substitute teacher.  I became a Teacher Assistant permanently in 2009 in a combination 1st and 2nd grade classroom.  We moved to the Havelock area in 2012 where I became an assistant here at Gurganus in Kindergarten and then in first grade.   In January, 2016 I was offered and accepted a lateral entry position as a fifth grade teacher for the last half of the year and attended online classes through East Carolina University from 2016-2018 and obtained my teaching license.  In the fall of 2016, I returned to first grade.  I then taught 5th grade for the 2021-2022 school year.  Last year (2022-2023) I became the Title 1 Reading Interventionist and will have that role at WJG again this year.

W. J. Gurganus is a wonderful school in which to teach.  I am excited for this upcoming year and the growth of our students with the support of the teachers, staff, parents, and the community.