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James F. Newman East Williston Union Free School District, NY

James F. Newman has been an educator for over 25 years, working both as a teacher and a principal. He has been the principal of North Side elementary school in East Williston, New York, for the past 14 years. Prior to his current position, he was the principal of Centre Avenue School in East Rockaway for 2 years and an elementary teacher in a number of districts on Long Island for 12 years.

Dr. Newman holds a doctorate from Columbia University in the education of the gifted, and he holds 2 masters’ degrees from Hofstra University, one in elementary education and one in educational administration. The title of Dr. Newman’s doctoral thesis was "The Metacognitive Abilities of Gifted Educational Leaders".

Dr. Newman has been an invited speaker at a number of national conventions, and will be presenting in February 2003 at the AASA convention in New Orleans. The topic of this presentation will be, "The Top Ten Ways to Land the Administrative Job of Your Choice".

Dr. Newman is a longtime resident of New York, currently residing in Long Beach, Long Island. He is a partner in an educational consulting firm called, "Leading By Example" that helps prospective candidates find administrative positions. His firm also works with Boards of Education in the selection of superintendent’s and other administrative positions.