Mrs. Newell is a graduate of Warner Robins High School. After high school, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justine from the University of Georgia. She was a Juvenile Probation Officer in Houston and Peach counties before going back to school to obtain her Master of Education (University of West Geogia) and Education Specialist (University of West Alabama) degrees in School Counseling. Mrs. Newell started her School Counseling career at Villa Rica High School in Carroll County in 2007. She returned home to Houston County in 2016 to continue her School Counseling career at Perry High School.