Starting as a classroom teacher some 40 years ago, Judy Newman eventually moved into working with special education and early learning issues. Highly respected at the state level, she is an important link on the 4J board currently and becomes even more important when major money comes to the district from the state for the Student Success Act.
Now that she has served one term on the board she says she is better qualified to deal with the dynamics of this seven-member governing body. She says she believes there is too much testing of our students. She has formed partnerships with the community, and, as she puts it, Newman knows special education “inside and out.”