Aude Newton, Ph.D.
In 2014, I came to DCI from Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom PCS after an eight year stint as a 6th grade teacher. Prior to this, I spent several years with the International Movement ATD Fourth World, a non-profit organization whose mission is to eradicate poverty. I also tutored inmates, and high schoolers in impoverished neighborhoods in France.
In 2011, I attained a Master of Professional Studies in Middle-Grade Mathematics from the George Washington University. I also have a Master’s degree in Optical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering.
Teaching has always been a big part of my heritage. Many of my relatives were teachers and have instilled in me a desire to learn and share knowledge. My experience fighting poverty has also inspired me to teach. I am excited about teaching a subject often viewed as difficult. I feel I have a challenge and an opportunity to change this view, so that students can start develop an appreciation for the subject and excel in it.
I grew up in France with French as my native tongue. I speak fluent English, proficient Spanish, and some Dutch. I am married with one daughter. In my free time I enjoy gardening and spending time with my family.