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Bryan ISD Board Selects Amy Newbold to Lead Johnson Elementary

Bryan ISD Board Selects Amy Newbold to Lead Johnson Elementary

Proven leadership skills will build upon the school’s strong record of success


The Bryan ISD Board of Trustees approved the hire of Amy Newbold as principal of Johnson Elementary during its regular meeting May 18. Newbold, who currently serves as Johnson’s assistant principal, has been an educator for nearly 25 years.


At Johnson, she will fill the role of principal upon the retirement of Carol Happ, who has served the school for 20 years.


Newbold began her career in Bryan ISD as a life skills teacher at Fannin Elementary, where she taught from 1991 to 1996. She became a content mastery co-teacher in 1996. From 2002 through 2008 she was the professional development specialist at Fannin. She transferred to a similar role at Johnson in 2008 and was promoted to assistant principal in 2013.


“Mrs. Newbold is a great example of growing leaders from within Bryan ISD,” said Superintendent Tommy Wallis. “Johnson Elementary has had a long track record of success, which she has been a vital part of, and we are excited to watch her guide the school and its students into even greater success in the years to come.”


Newbold earned her bachelor’s degree in education from the State University of New York at Geneseo. She earned two master’s degrees from Lamar University, including a master’s in teacher leadership (2009) and a master’s in administration (2010).


Johnson Elementary, named for former president Lyndon B. Johnson, has been named a National Blue Ribbon School, a Top Ten School (Texas Monthly Magazine) and a member of the Texas Honor Roll. The school features a successful dual-language program and was most recently recognized by the Texas Education Agency as a Title I Reward School for High Progress.


Photo: Amy Newbold