Today I lost a dear friend and mentor. Vernon Newsom was more than just the superintendent of Mansfield ISD. He was a man of integrity. He had a passion for kids and compassion for all of those who had served with him.
I had just attended a superintendent's conference in Minneapolis with him and his wife Nadyne. He was looking forward to exploring the United States while on vacation as well as being back in Mansfield for the naming ceremony of the Vernon Newsom Stadium.
I have many wonderful memories of Mr. Newsom. Please feel free to share any of your memories or stories below.
Mr. Newsom, who recently retired from the District, died July 22 from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident while vacationing in South Dakota with his wife.
The MISD Community is invited to share any thoughts and or memories you would like to leave in the comments below.