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Counselor Biography - JP Newman


JP Newman, CHS Counselor

Mr. Newman

I am honored to serve Crater High School students as a School Counselor.  The high school years can be incredibly challenging for students on many levels and I believe that the work we do as school counselors can be vital to student success.  Although my role begins with emotional support, I am also a student advocate, support liaison, problem solver, listener, bridge, and ally, helping students navigate past obstacles and developing strategies that support their success in high school.

I have worked in the Central Point School District since 2006, first serving as an alternative education teacher at Crater, then a Teacher on Special Assignment supporting alternative programs.  From 2009-2022, I worked at Hanby Middle School, first as a school counselor and later as an English Language Arts teacher.  I returned to Crater in 2022, stepping back into school counseling.  On almost a daily basis, I call on my past classroom experience when helping a student navigate test preparation, organization, grade challenges, and/or teacher communication.

In my life outside of work, I am married and have two sons.  I have a deep love of skiing, rafting, biking, and spending time in the woods with my family.

Licensure & Education

  • Master of Education in School Counseling, University of West Alabama. 2009.

  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Southern Oregon University.  2001.

  • Bachelor of Arts, Macalester College.  1995.

  • Oregon Licensed School Counselor, Grades K-12.

  • Oregon Licensed Teacher.  Middle Level English Language Arts, Middle Level Multiple Subject,  Secondary Social Studies