Reid P. Newey is the 18th superintendent to lead the Davis School District.
With 28 years of experience in education, Newey began as a teacher at Clearfield High School. Early in his career he worked as an assistant basketball coach at Utah State University, and teacher and basketball coach at Weber and Fremont high schools.
In 1997, Newey earned his administrative endorsement and was named assistant principal at Weber High School. He went on to serve as a principal at North Ogden Junior High and then Fremont High School. Prior to his current position, Newey worked as the Career and Technical Education Director and the Executive Director of Secondary Education for Weber School District.
Newey was instrumental in developing Weber Innovation High School where he also served as its principal. The school offers an individualized approach to secondary education for students in grades 9-12. While attending, students earn college credit and can graduate with an associate degree.
“I believe in educating the ‘whole child’ by providing meaningful, positive experiences with people who are invested and caring,” Newey wrote in his application. “Children should be prepared to compete intellectually, creatively and technically in a rapidly changing world.”
Newey holds a bachelor’s degree in health education and a master’s degree in physical education and recreation from Utah State University. He was also named a High School Basketball All-American, served as team captain of the 1988-89 Utah State men’s basketball team, and played professional basketball in Belgium.