Everardo Flores has taken over as assistant principal at Newton High School. Flores joined the USD 373 team last school year as the assistant principal at Chisholm Middle School.

Before coming to USD 373, he worked at Washington Elementary and Samuel E. Spaght Science and Communication Magnet, where he gained experience as a teacher and administrator. Flores also served on an instructional building leadership team and monitored the implementation of professional development in classrooms and grade level/content area in accordance with the school improvement plan. He also implemented school-wide behavioral expectations and policies.

It was Flores’ first job in education that inspired him to return to an older student population. He worked at Youthville in Newton with older adolescent teens for the first seven years of his career, ending his time there as campus supervisor.

“I developed a certain knack for working with older, adolescent teens,” Flores said. “For almost a decade, most of my work was with that age group.”

Flores is a longtime Newton resident, living in the city for over two decades. The experience of living in this town is one of the reasons Flores decided to continue his career at USD 373.

“I’m invested in the community and building relationships,” Flores said. “I’m working in my hometown now. I wasn’t born here, but I’ve spent 21 years here.”

Flores attended Wichita State University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. He continued his education at Newman University and earned a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in ESOL and completed Newman's building leadership program.

Flores and his wife have two daughters and a baby on the way.