Before I began my full-time research and started Janet Newberry & Company, my journey in the arena of education offered these opportunities:
- Served as Grammar School Principal of Providence Classical School in Spring, TX. (2011-2012)
- Served as Principal/Headmaster of Ambleside School of Fredericksburg (a Charlotte Mason school) from 2007-2011, overseeing grades K-12, and hosting Internships for educators from more than 30 different states – and from many countries around the world.
Three years teaching experience at Ambleside School of Fredericksburg, including Upper School Literature and Composition; Middle School Grammar, Literature and History; and Kindergarten.
- Served for five years as a trainer of teachers for Ambleside Schools International. Educator instruction included the real life application of Charlotte Mason’s philosophy that children are persons, and the idea that the three “instruments” of education are atmosphere, discipline, and life.
- Seven years experience as an Assistant Principal in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, supervising grades PPCD-5.
- Selected as a Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District Mid-Management Intern in 1996-1997 and worked to edit and co-author the Portrait of a Cypress-Fairbanks I.S.D. Administrator.
- Awarded an Instructional Excellence Grant in 1996-1997, the goal of which was to increase parental participation and improve student achievement.
- Ten years of teaching experience in the Texas public school system and one year of teaching experience in the Colorado public system.
- Achieved “Clearly Outstanding” ratings for ten years on the Texas Teacher Appraisal System teacher evaluation instrument, and rated in the top 1% of teaching applicants in Colorado.
- Recognized by Klein Independent School District as an “honored employee”.
- Worked with the Texas Legislature in 1993 to create the Texas Commission for Children and Youth, the goals of which were to focus on integrated solutions to improve the quality of life for Texas children and ultimately the possibility of success in Texas public schools.