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Phillip Guthrie

It is an honor to welcome you to New Castle Elementary, a progressive place of learning for over 350 students.  When you walk through the door, we hope you get a glimpse of our mission – building a community of leaders, one child at a time.

As a staff, we strive to provide equitable opportunities to students, both academic and social.  Our goal is to not only prepare students for continuing education, but also to help them become active and productive members of society.  

I am excited to start my twelfth year in the Henry County school district as the new principal at New Castle Elementary.  I started my career as a student teacher at the middle school before accepting a position as a high school math teacher. I taught algebra for eight years before becoming the assistant principal at Henry County Middle School. I have been married for eleven years to my wife, Courtney, who teaches sixth grade language arts at HCMS.  Our son, Owen, is a very inquisitive and fun six-year-old who will be entering first grade this year at New Castle Elementary. My family is proud to be a part of the community of Henry County and we look forward to creating lasting memories.  Just like us, I know that you are going to love it here!



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