Theodore Newfield

Armwood High School (HCPS)
Seffner, FL

Ted Newfield serves as a career tech educator and department supervisor at Armwood High School, where he leads business and computer science programs. He teaches standard, dual-enrollment, and advanced placement courses in Computer Science, Marketing, and Finance while serving as the advisor/coach for DECA, Computer Science Honor Society, eSports, and Cyber Security teams. Ted received the 2020 Tampa Bay Computer Science Teacher of the Year and 2020 & 2022 Armwood HS Teacher of the Year awards. Armwood computer science program has also earned the AP Female Diversity Award for 2021 and 2022. His love for DECA is equal to the passion he has for computer science.

Ted has been a resident of the Tampa Bay Area since 2016. Before joining Armwood, he worked in the IT industry for over 20 years in the greater New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas. Presently Ted is working on his Doctorate in Educational Leadership in Educational Technology and Curriculum.

In partnership with DECA, NSHSS has established a DECA Advisor Leadership Award to recognize the outstanding contributions of NSHSS Educators who are DECA advisors who consistently demonstrate their commitment to preparing students for success in college and in life.