Warrior Wholeness

Warrior Wholeness

Welcome to Warrior Wholeness at Newman International Academy. At Newman we are concerned about the whole person and believe that our students, families, staff and faculty should be equipped in all areas of their health to better serve their communities and families. Warrior Wholeness aims to guide our Newman staff, faculty, students and families toward their best, healthy and whole self. We hope that this part of our website can serve to educate families in nutrition and wellness, as our District Nutrition and Wellness Coordinator offers tips for living a healthier lifestyle with nutrition articles and fitness inspiration. Our Parent Family Engagement Coordinator will help to provide valuable resources for parents and students on topics of mental, emotional and spiritual health.

We hope all families, students and Newman staff will benefit from our Warrior Wellness program and will gain knowledge and strength to better pursue their goals. Newman wants to be engaged with it’s families, and Warrior Wholeness will help us to grow together, so we will grow in Wisdom, Stature and Favor, influencing our communities at large.

Bryanna Petrie
District Nutritionist & Wellness Coordinator
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Contact: bpetrie@newmanacademy.org

Bryanna earned her Bachelors Degree from Gonzaga University in Journalism and received a Masters in Human Nutrition from Bridgeport University. She is a certified Personal Trainer with ACE (American Council on Exercise) and a NAASFP (North American Academy of Sports Fitness Professionals) certified Run Coach. Bryanna has worked for a number of years providing nutritional counseling to a variety of clients, as well as coaching individuals in fitness and running. She also coaches high school and middle school Cross Country, as well as Track and Field. Bryanna began her career with coaching and Nutrition in Washington state, before moving to Texas. She is an avid marathon runner, competing locally, regionally and nationally. She spends her time enjoying her husband and 3 children, running, creating healthy recipes and writing on her blog.

Matthew Daniels
District Family Engagement & Mentorship Coordinator
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Contact: mdaniels@newmanacademy.org

Matt was born and raised in Duncanville, Texas. After graduating from Lighthouse Christian Academy in 2003, he attended Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU), where I played basketball and received my B.S. in Education in 2008. 

Matt then took a teaching position at Waxahachie Preparatory Academy (WPA) while also assisting with the men’s basketball team and directing intramural for SAGU (2008-2009).

He spent 1 year teaching at a public charter school In 2009-2010 teaching social studies, and PE. From 2011- 2016 and served as an Assistant Principal for Newman International Academy, at the secondary level. Currently, Matt is working as high school mentor, and the Parent Engagement Liaison for the high school campuses at Newman Academy.

He is married the love of his life, Kelani Daniels, and they've been married for 10 years. God has blessed them with three daughters (Elizabeth, Anna, and Eden) and one son (Nathanael). Matt love to spend time with my family, working out, cooking, and helping people become who they were destined to be.