Glenwood High School Principal Fired Tuesday


February 13th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Glenwood Community School District’s Board of Education has terminated the contract of Glenwood High School Principal Kerry Newman. The unanimous decision came during a two-hour closed session, Tuesday. According to the Daily NonPareil, Newman had been on paid administrative leave since Jan. 18th. No official reason for the action was given,but during Tuesday’s meeting, the board listed five reasons to terminate Newman’s employment with the district: an inappropriate relationship with a district employee, unprofessional conduct, poor judgement, inappropriate use or misuse of district resources and being a poor and ineffective role model. Newman has five days to request a hearing contesting the termination. Assistant principal Rick Nickerson has taken over in the interim.

Newman denied all the allegations, and she told the newspaper that she would fight to keep her job. Newman, an Omaha native, was a finalist for the School Administrators of Iowa 2012 Secondary Principal of the Year award. She took over as principal in 2003.