Dr. Newman Walker Dies
Original post made by Jean Wilcox, Charleston Gardens, on Feb 6, 2009
He was appointed Superintendent at a very critical time in our School District's history, because declining enrollment was leaving many empty classrooms. During his tenure both Cubberley and Terman were closed along with at least six elementary schools. He was a strong leader who taught us all how to live economically with a declining budget and yet retain excellent academic standards.
His legacy will be a good lesson for the future as we juggle the re-alignment of our elementary schools. I for one had to learn that moving my children from one elementary school to another turned out to be very beneficial although at the time I thought it was bad news.
My condolences go to his Wife Annabelle, his sons and daughter.