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Meet The Principal

Meet the Principal

Hello South Newton Elementary School Family!

I am Dr. Donna Heavner and I am excited to be the principal at South Newton.  I am a graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne University and Gardner-Webb University. I live in Hickory with my husband and son.  

I love baking, riding motorcycles, and riding 4-wheelers.  I love being the principal of a Leader In Me school. Leader In Me is about finding the greatness in each person and using this greatness to serve others.  As you begin this year’s journey be sure to remember the 7 Habits:

Be Proactive.

Begin With The End In Mind

Put First Things First

Think Win-Win

Seek First to Understand And Then To Be Understood


On behalf of the faculty and staff of South Newton Elementary School, I would like to welcome each of you.  We are pleased that you will be attending our school this year.

It is our goal to make your time at South Newton Elementary School a great experience.  We would encourage each of you to work up to your full potential and be the best student that you can be.  No matter how hard your parents and teachers may try, you are really the one who has control over how well you do in school and in life.

Dr. Donna Heavner