Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Timothy Newcome

Position: English Teacher
Location: JHHS Room 2303
Phone: 540-662-3471 ext. 

MA, Secondary Education, Johns Hopkins University
BFA, Theatre Design and Technology, West Virginia University

About Me


    Mr. Newcome has been an educator since 2004, starting in Frederick County, MD and moving to John Handley High School in 2014.  His love for literature and poetry lead him to the English Language Arts classroom; his focus is on Projects Based Learning through social action and various types of essay writing, including narrative, expository and persuasive writing.  He became the Chair of the English Department in 2016.

    “Frodo: I wish the Ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.
    Gandalf: So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

    What I'm Reading:

    Washington by Ron Chernow

    Washington is a well researched biography about the life of our first president.

    And various comic book series including The Avengers, Thor, Ironman, and Black Panther.