meet the assistant principal

Tharpe Family

Hello South Newton families! My name is Jonathan Tharpe and I am happy to continue as your assistant principal. I was once a South Newton tiger and a Newton-Conover graduate. I can not wait to get started serving you, our students, families, and the community. I will be starting my 18th year in public education. I taught at Thornton/North Newton for 11 years in the classroom. There I mainly taught 4th and 5th grade math. I left in 2016 to become the assistant principal at Claremont Elementary and also served three years as AP at Blackburn Elementary. I want you to know that I am going to give you my very best every day and look forward to continuing the positive growth South Newton is having. Being home is special and I look forward to getting to know you, your students, and helping make South Newton be the best!