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Dr. Marcus J. Newsome

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Phone: (804) ***-****  
Email: m***@***.net
Local Address:  Virginia , United States

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Ed.D.
  • doctorate , educational leadership
    Bowie State University
  • doctorate , religious education
    International Seminary
  • bachelor's degree
    Elizabeth City State University
  • master's degree , administration and supervision
    Bowie State University
  • Ed.D
  • master's degree , administration and supervision
    Bowie State
  • doctorate degree , educational leadership
    Bowie State University
  • doctorate degree , religious education
    International Seminary
  • doctorate degrees , Educational Leadership
    Bowie State University
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Dr. Newsome’s Bio | Chesterfield County Public Schools, 4 Sept 2015 [cached]
Dr. Newsome's Bio
Dr. Newsome's Bio
Dr. Newsome
Marcus J. Newsome, Ed.D.
Dr. Marcus J. Newsome is entering his 10th year as superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools. He is one of the most successful and longest tenured superintendents among the nation's 100 largest school districts. In partnership with the School Board, educators and the community, he has transformed the school system into a national leader in preparing students for 21st-century learning and global citizenship. During his tenure, the school district has implemented the largest Google Chromebook initiative in the nation and has become a leader in children's engineering, career and technical education and effective implementation of blended learning, project-based learning, service learning and social media. While consistently focused on continuous systemic improvement, Dr. Newsome still makes time to mentor and interact with students.
Before moving to Chesterfield County, Dr. Newsome served as superintendent of Newport News Public Schools where all high schools were ranked among America's best by Newsweek magazine. He has also worked in Prince George's County (Maryland) and in the District of Columbia Public Schools where he began his career and an art and mathematics teacher.
Dr. Newsome's influence on education and policy stretches far beyond the boundaries of Chesterfield County. He has served as a consultant to members of Congress, state and local elected officials and national and international business leaders. He was appointed in 2006 by Gov.
Dr. Newsome also serves as board chair of Bridging Richmond, an organization that engages regional educators, businesses, government, civic leaders and philanthropists in mobilizing resources to promote measurable and evidence-based decision making designed to build central Virginia's economy. Additionally, he serves or has served as vice chair of the Virginia Statewide K-12 Advisory Council; chair of the Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium; chair of the College of William and Mary's School-University Research Network; chair of the MathScience Innovation Center Board of Directors; chair of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents Legislative Committee; chair of the Maggie L. Walker Governor's School Superintendents Steering Committee; and member of the Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond Board of Directors.
Over the past several years, Dr. Newsome has represented the Virginia Association of School Superintendents as a trained mentor for new superintendents. He founded the Newport News Parent University Network, which provides training for parents. He also founded Mega Mentors, which connects business and civic mentors with middle and high school students.
At the college and university level, Dr. Newsome has served as a Harvard University associate in practice, associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, adjunct professor at Virginia State University and member of the Minority Recruitment Committee at Christopher Newport University and has lectured at a variety of colleges and universities. He earned a doctorate in educational leadership from Bowie State University in Maryland and a doctorate in religious education from the International Seminary in Plymouth, Florida.
Dr. Newsome's awards include the FBI Community Service Award, Prince George's County Human Relations Commission Community Service Award, Virginia Region 1 Superintendent of the Year Award, Presidential Citation from the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education and Virginia School Boards Association Award of Distinction. In addition to his work as a public educator, Dr. Newsome has worked as a professional artist, calligrapher, musician and youth minister. He is married to a public school teacher and is the father of three children.
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Chesterfield Observer, 22 April 2015 [cached]
By Michael Buettner NEWS EDITOR The Chesterfield school system is about to get its third budget director in as many years. Superintendent Marcus Newsome announced last week that the School Board has approved the hiring of Christopher A. Sorensen as Chesterfield County Public Schools’ new assistant superintendent for business and more
Board Meeting Items, 18 Mar 2010 [cached]
Dr. Marcus J. Newsome, Superintendent
Staff & Volunteers - United Way of the Virginia Peninsula, 16 July 2006 [cached]
Dr. Marcus J. NewsomeNewport News Public Schools
About the Superintendent, 8 April 2010 [cached]
Marcus J. Newsome, Ed.D. Superintendent, Chesterfield County Public Schools
Marcus J. Newsome was appointed superintendent of Chesterfield County Public Schools on Oct. 1, 2006. With more than 59,000 students, Chesterfield County Public Schools is the fourth-largest school division in Virginia and among the 100 largest districts in the United States.
As the school division's chief executive officer, Dr. Newsome has implemented creative and innovative initiatives to promote student success. These initiatives include preschool education, world languages in elementary schools, algebra for all students during their middle school years and increased enrollment in rigorous courses such as Advance Placement, International Baccalaureate, dual enrollment and career and technical education.
Under Dr. Newsome's leadership, Chesterfield County Public Schools continues to add to its excellent reputation for high performance: The division made adequately yearly progress under No Child Left Behind for the past three years; 42 schools earned the Governor's Award for Excellence in Education, Board of Education's VIP Excellence Award or Board of Education's VIP Competence to Excellence Award; and student achievement on high-stakes testing continues to exceed state averages. In 2008, Chesterfield became the largest school division in Virginia to have all schools fully accredited by the Virginia Department of Education. In 2009, the school division became the largest in Virginia to have all of its schools fully accredited two years in a row.
Before moving to Chesterfield, Dr. Newsome served as superintendent of Newport News Public Schools, the largest school division on the Virginia Peninsula. During his tenure, Newport News earned national recognition and all high schools were ranked by Newsweek magazine as among America's Best High Schools. Dr. Newsome has also worked in Prince George's County (Md.) Public Schools, the 17th-largest school system in the country with more than 130,000 students, serving as a regional executive director, director of student support programs and elementary and secondary school administrator. He also has worked as a curriculum writer, dean of students and art and mathematics teacher for the District of Columbia Public Schools.
Dr. Newsome serves or has served as co-chair of Gov.
Dr. Newsome is the recipient of numerous awards, including the FBI Community Service Award, NAACP Living Legends Award, Presidential Citation from the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education and Virginia School Board Association Award of Distinction. He has served in children and youth ministry for more than 20 years. Dr. Newsome is married to a school teacher and is the father of three children.
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