Region V Secretary
William A. "Bill" Newsom
Bill teaches agriculture at Munford High School, in Munford, Tennessee. His tenure as regional secretary will last for one year, during which time he will assist the Region V vice president with duties and activities of the region.
He has been a leader in agricultural education on many levels, which includes serving as the secretary of the Tennessee Association of Agricultural Educators since 2007. Bill has also received recognition at the national level, as a recipient of the Outstanding Teacher award in 2010.
"I have always admired our leaders for the work that they do," said Bill. "I want to do my part to provide service to our organization as well."
Bill has been a teacher for 42 years. He believes the hands-on experiences provided through agricultural education are the most valuable learning tools for students.
He resides in Friendship, Tennessee with his wife, Sandy. He has three children, two step-children, and eight grandchildren.