Newman Elementary Under Construction June 2014

My name is Rachael Gilbert. It is an honor to continue working alongside such an extraordinary group of educators, students, and community members as your principal. I cannot wait to continue our journey as a Newman family.

Every time I enter the doors of Newman, I am energized by the collaborative focus to know the ‘name and need’ of each of our students. Our motto, “Every student matters; every moment counts” so accurately describes the culture that is Newman.

After graduating from the University of Oklahoma (BOOMER SOONER!!) with a B.S. in Elementary Education, I taught 3rd and 4th grade at Smith Elementary for five years. During this time, I completed my M.Ed. in Administration from Dallas Baptist University. I then spent two years as the Instructional Coach at Rogers Elementary until becoming assistant principal at Newman for three years. This is my second year serving as the principal at Newman Elementary.


When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my hubby, friends, family, and my little pup, Leo! I also enjoy being active, traveling to new and exciting places, and trying out different restaurants.

I look forward to having another wonderful school year in the place we all call home, Newman Elementary!