Our Elementary Principal is Mrs. Paula Newton. Mrs. Newton holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Master of Science in Education with a major in Curriculum and Instruction and Elementary Administration from Arkansas State University. She started her educational journey teaching Kindergarten in the Little Rock School District from 1983 – 1987. After staying home with her 3 sons for 18 years, she went back to teaching 4th grade in Stuttgart in 2005 – 2012. She moved to Harrison in 2012 to become the elementary principal at Alpena Elementary School until 2016.
She believes that every child should have the opportunity to learn in an environment that ensures they reach their full potential as a student. She is excited to become a part of Academics Plus Charter School District and to have the chance to make a difference in the future of our educational system. Her goal is to strive to be the best leader possible for the staff and students, and to help Maumelle Charter Elementary School continue to be a school of excellence.
Paula is an avid sports fan and enjoys watching the Arkansas Razorbacks and the St. Louis Cardinals. She and her husband, Terry, also hunt and fish in their spare time.