By Paul M.
Mrs. Newman, also known as Alison Newman, first taught at Fern Elementary in Torrance, California.
Newman was convinced she wanted to be a teacher in third grade because her third grade teacher was her idol and wanted to be just like her. Her favorite subject is Social Studies. She first started teaching in 1982.
Her favorite experience in teaching is when RMS began and only had Sixth Grade in 1993. Her favorite experience or thing at RMS is teaching Sixth Grade. She enjoys working with her colleagues. She thinks that the funniest teacher besides herself is Mr. Michael Fuji.
In college, Newman majored in history and minored in education. She went to college at CSULB and got her Teaching Credential at CSULB as well. She earned her Masters in Middle Level Education through Walden University.
Newman has two married daughters and two grandsons. She has a granddaughter on the way. She is very devoted to her daughters Krista and Kory Lynn and travels quite often to see them. Krista lives in Frisco, Texas and Kory Lynn lives in Indian Land, South Carolina.
Newman is a person who does not “sugar coat” anything. She is a straight forward human being and holds interesting conversations.
When you get a chance, drop by and say “Hello” to Mrs. Newman. Ask her about her favorite book, Watership Down and be sure to bring her yellow M&M’s. They are her favorite.
Editor’s Note: Mrs. Newman was also the first recipient of the Mr. Rattles Rattlesnake Rockstar Award in case you did not guess the answer from the last issue of the newspaper. Congratulations Mrs. Newman!