Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Michelle Newnam

Dr. Newnam became assistant principal at Porter Ridge High School August 2018.  She was an assistant principal in the county for six years at an elementary school.  Dr. Newnam earned a B.F.A. from University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a Masters of School Administration from Queens University of Charlotte, and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from University of North Carolina at Charlotte. 

Dr. Newnam has three kids and two dogs.  Her oldest child is a graduate of Appalachian State University and her two other children are students at Appalachian State University.

Dr. Newnam has worked in education since 1994.  During her tenure teaching, Dr. Newnam worked at the District level designing rubrics, performance assessments, and creating curriculum guides.  She also worked at the State level reviewing performance assessments.