Newtown Public Schools Gifted Education Program
Inspiring Each Student to Excel
Mrs. Magness is the elementary Project Challenge teacher for Newtown Public Schools. She works with students one day a week in each of the elementary schools, as well as intra-district at Reed Intermediate with all of the 4th grade Project Challenge students. She grew up in Newtown, CT and is proud to be back teaching in her hometown. Mrs. Magness received her bachelor's degree from Western Connecticut State University in Anthropology/Sociology and her master's degree in Elementary Education from Sacred Heart University. Mrs. Magness began as a classroom teacher in grades 4 and 5 before joining the Project Challenge team in 2015. She currently lives in Trumbull, CT, with her husband and three children.
Mr. Myhill teaches 5th-8th grade Project Challenge at Reed Intermediate School and Newtown Middle School. He received his bachelor's degree from Western Connecticut State University and his master's degree from Wesleyan University. He began his teaching career in 1988 at Sandy Hook School. Since then he has taught mathematics at Newtown Middle School, mathematics and science at Reed Intermediate School, and 5th grade language arts, and social studies at Reed Intermediate School. In 1999, Mr. Myhill received the Weller Outstanding Teaching Award for designing and implementing a reading and writing program. He lives in New Milford, CT, with his wife and their wheaten terrier Ella. The Myhills have two dear daughters, both of whom live away, but enjoy face-timing their dog.