FARMINGTON — The Davis Board of Education has appointed Reid P. Newey as superintendent of the Davis School District.
Newey, the district's 18th superintendent, succeeds W. Bryan Bowles, who retired in July after 14 years as superintendent. Newey currently serves as an assistant superintendent in the Weber School District.
With 28 years of experience in education, Newey began as a teacher at Clearfield High School. Early in his career he worked as an assistant basketball coach at Utah State University, and a teacher and basketball coach at Weber and Fremont high schools.
In 1997, Newey earned his administrative endorsement and was named assistant principal at Weber High School. He went on to serve as a principal at North Ogden Junior High and then Fremont High School. Prior to his current position, Newey worked as the Career and Technical Education director and the executive director of Secondary Education for Weber School District.
Newey holds a bachelor’s degree in health education and a master’s degree in physical education and recreation from Utah State University. He was also named a High School Basketball All-American, served as team captain of the 1988-89 USU men’s basketball team, and played professional basketball in Belgium.
Newey will officially begin his role Dec. 1.