Mrs. Casandra Newton

Phone: 252-444-5150


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts--UNC Chapel Hill Lateral Entry--Provisional Certification Presently enrolled in ECU to obtain Full Certification

Mrs. Casandra Newton

Welcome to Mrs. Newton's First Grade Class!

I am excited to have your child in my first grade classroom for the 2017-18 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 24 years.  We have two fantastic children:  a son in the Coast Guard and a softball-playing daughter entering her sophomore year in high school.  We live on our boat with our beagle, Daisy.  Yes, you read that correctly.  We live on a boat and love it.  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.  For the 2016-2017 school year I had my own first grade classroom.  In order to fulfill the requirements of the lateral entry teaching program, I am enrolled in the Distance Education program for Elementary Education at East Carolina University.

I believe students are eager to learn.  I plan on fostering that eagerness with hands-on activities and through collaborative and independent work where manners, respect, and communication skills will be further developed along with independence and self-confidence.  Your child will be in a caring school environment surrounded by supportive teachers, administrators, and staff where they will have the opportunity to learn and grow through innovative and research-based curriculum which will include technology. 

I have high expectations for your student.  My motto is, “Do your best!  Be your best!” 

We are all a family in our classroom and we will treat each other kindly and with respect, showing compassion and empathy toward one another.

I am looking forward to a year filled with lots of laughs and lots of learning!

This website will provide information and resources to help guide you and your child to a productive year.  Please browse through this webpage to become familiar with the resources that are available.

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If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me by phone at 252-444-5150 and email