Kyle Cannon, Principal

Email: kcannon@newberry.k12.sc.us

Phone: 803-321-2621 Ext: 60601

     Mr. Cannon began his career in education here in the School District of Newberry County. He taught middle school social studies for 4.5 years at WCS. He also served as an Assistant Varsity Football Coach and Head Wrestling Coach while at WCS. He then transferred to Mid-Carolina High School where he taught high school social studies for 4 years, as well as serving as an Assistant Varsity Football Coach and Head Wrestling Coach. Mr. Cannon began his administrative work at Newberry High School in 2011, serving as an Assistant Principal for 5 years before being named the Principal in 2016. He is married to Kristina Cannon, who is also an educator here in the School District of Newberry County and they have identical twin sons, Jackson and Coleman, which he finds to be a strange coincidence, considering he is an identical twin himself. Outside of school Mr. Cannon's passions are cooking, anything involving the South Carolina Gamecocks, the Dallas Cowboys, and spending time with his family.

Amanda Finley, Director of Freshman Academy

Email: afinley@newberry.k12.sc.us

Phone: 803-321-2621 Ext: 60607

Amanda Finley has been an Assistant Principal at NHS for over five years. She enjoys working with students, parents, and teachers at Newberry High in her role as Assistant Principal. Mrs. Finley started her career in education at Newberry Middle where she taught for 14 years. In 2006, she was named Teacher of the Year, and was also selected as the Teacher of the Year for the School District of Newberry County in 2007. While working at NHS, she finds it very rewarding to reconnect with her former students as they become driven, successful young adults during their high school years. Mrs. Finley studied at Covenant College where she earned her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and master's degree in Educational Leadership. She is married to Lonnie Finley and has a son, John Weston. In addition to following the NHS Bulldog sports teams, the Finleys enjoy going to USC games and cheering for Gamecock football, basketball, and baseball.

Edward Bui,  Assistant Principal 

Email: ebui@newberry.k12.sc.us

Phone: 803-321-2661 x60611

Mr. Bui joins the NHS admin team for the 2020-2021 school year.  His experience includes teaching ESOL and Social Studies at Concord High School in New Hampshire, Gilbert High School and Pelion High School.  In addition to teaching, he has served as an Assistant Varsity Football Coach, Middle School Head Wrestling Coach and Head JV Girls Soccer Coach.  Mr. Bui obtained a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from the University of Maine and Master in Educational Administration from the University of South Carolina.  Outside of school, he enjoys anything relating to history, sports, and traveling.

Benjamin Washington, Ed.D.

Assistant Principal
Email:bwashington@newberry.k12.sc.us 803-321-2621 Ext: 60311

Dr. Washington is new to the Newberry High School administrative team for the 2018-2019 school year. Dr. Washington taught social studies at E.L. Wright Middle International Baccalaureate School for five years in Richland County District Two. Additionally, he served as assistant principal at Bishopville Primary School in Lee County School District for one year prior to coming to Newberry High. He has obtained his Bachelors in Secondary Education and Masters in Elementary Education from the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, SC. Furthermore, he obtained his Masters in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University, and Educational Specialist and Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Wingate University in Charlotte, NC. In his free time, he enjoys playing chess, running, and learning about cultures from around the world.