Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts--UNC Chapel Hill Teacher Certification via East Carolina University OFFICE HOURS: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 7:30-8:00am, 2:30-3:00pm via school phone, email, or Remind Wednesday Evening: 6:00-7:00pm via email or Remind
Mrs. Casandra Newton
Welcome to Mrs. Newton's First Grade Class!
I am excited to get to know your child and have them in my class for the 2020-21 school year! First grade will be a year filled with lots of friends, lots of fun learning opportunities, and lots of growth.
My name is Casandra Newton and I have been married to my wonderful husband for 27 years. We have two fantastic children: a son in the Coast Guard and a daughter who graduated from high school this past June. We live on our boat with our beagle, Daisy, and our cat, Fisher. Yes, you read that correctly. We live on a boat and love it! In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family 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 and have been a first grade teacher ever since. We have a wonderful First Grade Team at WJG!
We will work together this year to make it a successful learning experience for your child! Please click on the link for the First Grade Virtual Orientation for more information about what you should expect in first grade for at least the first nine weeks.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
7:30-8:00am, 2:30-3:00pm via school phone, email, or Remind
6:00-7:00pm via email or Remind