A new principal for Civic Memorial High School is ready to get to work once July 1 rolls around. That is the day Justin Newell sheds the Assistant Principal title and takes over the top job at the school. He follows Debra Pitts, who will wrap up her tenure in Bethalto after a lengthy career in the Alton School District.
Newell began his career at CM in 2005 as a Social Studies teacher, and has risen through the ranks quickly.
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Newell has also worked as Dean of Students at Trimpe Middle School and the district’s Technology Leader of Curriculum. He says he plans to continue what he calls the good work that is going on in the district.