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TCA selects new elementary principal

Dr. Steve Newby
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Trinity Christian Academy Head of School Mike Skaggs recently announced the hiring of Dr. Steve Newby as elementary principal for the growing college-preparatory school in east Parker County.

"I have admired Dr. Newby for many years," said Skaggs. "Steve is a well-known and highly respected leader in Christian education circles in north Texas and even across the nation. It’s exciting to have him join our leadership team here at Trinity Christian Academy."

Newby has over 43 years in education, including 39 years of service to Christian schools in Plano, Dallas, and Arlington. He has served as a principal and a head of school throughout his Christian school career until recently where he has for the past five years taught high school Bible at Southwest Christian School in Ft. Worth. Dr. Newby attended what is now Texas A&M in Commerce, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in History & English and a Master’s of Education. In 2014, Newby earned his Doctorate in Educational Administration with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction from Texas Wesleyan University in Ft. Worth.

Steve and his wife of 44 years, Sherry, live in Ft. Worth where she is a 5th grade teacher. Their three children are all Christian school graduates and the Newbys are blessed with five grandchildren. Steve and Sherry attend Pantego Bible Church where he has served as an elder and regularly volunteers in the church’s children’s ministry.

Matthew 19:26 is Dr. Newby’s favorite scripture passage: "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." He looks forward to joining the TCA family and the school’s administrative team, stating that "TCA has maintained an excellent reputation in the Christian educational community."

"I can’t think of anyone who would be a more perfect fit for Trinity Christian Academy," said TCA founder Dr. Marsha Barber. "His devotion to Christian education is one of the things I most admire about him, and I look forward to welcoming him to the family!"

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