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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 fourteenth year in the Henry County school district. This is my third year as the principal of 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 thirteen years to my wife, Courtney, who is the instructional coach HCMS.  Our son, Owen, is a very inquisitive and fun eight-year-old who will be entering third 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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