Newey gives thanks for time working together

Newey give thanks for time working together

“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.”

— Thoreau 

These were the words of philosopher Henry David Thoreau during his stay on Walden Pond in 1845. This quote from Thoreau has been my educational mantra. This is what education can be for all of us. The opportunity to elevate our lives and the lives of those we serve! 

As my time as Superintendent ends, I want to take this opportunity to offer my deep and sincere gratitude for the chance I have had to serve the great staff, students and families that make up Davis School District.

I have been so honored and so fulfilled to be able to work with the greatest, the very greatest people in the world, and to take on the worthwhile task of educating the youth of Davis County. 

I love each person in this district and consider myself a better man, an elevated man, for having the opportunity to collaborate with the wonderful team members of Davis District. Thank you for your patience with me and your dedication to kids. 

I would like to give special thanks to the members of the Superintendency, Dr. Jackie Thompson, John Zurbuchen, Craig Carter, and Dr. Logan Toone for their service as a leadership group, for their example and friendship. 

Victoria Hansen, my administrative assistant has been fantastic to work with as has Chris Williams, Director of Communications, and all DSD’s great administrative staff. 

I want to thank my wife Sue and my own children, Mitch (Whitney), Luke (Heather) and Tess (Austin) for their uncompromising love and support. 

Once again, thank you to all the phenomenal team members of Davis School District and our great Board of Education (President John Robison, Vice President Marie Stevenson, Brigit Gerrard, Julie Tanner, Liz Mumford, Cheryl Phipps, and Gordon Eckersley) for your support, love, and dedication. With great love and respect!

— Reid Newey
Superintendent