Principal's Corner                       Susan Strube         

Dear Families,

As principal of West Newton Elementary, it is my honor to welcome you to the Tiger Family.  We look forward to another amazing year of learning and growth for our students!  West Newton is a school with a rich history and tradition of academically rigorous instruction, high expectations, family and student centered culture, and Tiger Pride.  We teach, model, and reinforce the values of truth & trust, including others, give & get respect, emotions in check, and following directions. Our devoted staff will work collaboratively with you to build strong relationships and empower students with the vital tools needed to persevere and achieve their goals with a growth mindset.  We celebrate our students and their successes because they are the best kids in the world! 

This year, staff will focus on multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS), technology integration, rigorous, standards-based curriculum and instruction, and best practices for instructional design in order to engage, grow, and differentiate to meet student needs.  Social-emotional learning will be a cornerstone of instruction and community-building in each classroom. 

Look for The Tiger Times electronic newsletter on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month to keep up-to-date on our school and community activities and opportunities.

Thank you for sharing your children with us and we are Decatur Proud to serve our community!


With Tiger Pride,


Susan D. Strube                                                                                                                                       

Principal, West Newton Elementary

317-856-5237 ext 12302