Teacher spotlight: Jim Newell

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 6, 2014

Jim Newell is a seventh grade science teacher at Kannapolis Middle School.

Years teaching: 13

Family: Wife (Sara Newell) and two cats, along with many Kannapolis Middle School employees

Favorite food: Steak

Favorite color: Scarlet

Favorite TV show: “Big Bang Theory”

Favorite book: “Rot and Ruin” series
Favorite movies: “Office Space”

Favorite sport or team: Golf and Ohio State

Hobbies: Golf and watching football

Dream vacation: Golf trip to Europe

Prized possession: My “man” room
Actor who would star in the movie of my life: Matt Damon

Hidden talent: Cooking and grilling
Motto: Life is 90% mental, the rest is in your head!

Three words that describe me: Confident, eccentric and sociable.

Someone who inspires you: Sara Newell
Greatest accomplishment: Master’s degree

Favorite quote: Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results