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Welcome to the The Compass: The NCCS Online Curriculum Newsletter

Welcome to The Compass!  Our team will use this site to post the latest information from about curriculum, instruction, assessment, technology, and education news.  Take a few moments to get to know our site.

Features:  In this section, you will find articles and information about features in NCCS.  We will highlight classrooms, teachers, students, and innovation in this section.

Instructional Strategies: Check out this section to read about instructional strategies you can implement in your own classroom.

News You Can Use:  Check out this section for the latest education news and information from our district, our state, and beyond.

Tech for Teachers:  In this section, you will find information about technology in the classroom, tools for teachers, and other techie tidbits.

Check out our right side menu to check out upcoming professional development dates, subscribe to The Compass, read our Twitter feed, or like us on Facebook.

At the top of the page, you can link directly to the NCCS webpage, learn more about us, and leave feedback.

Our goal is to provide you with information and ideas to support teaching and learning in your classroom, your school, and our district as a whole.

About Heather Mullins

Dr. Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Her dissertation focused on improving principal practice through strategic professional development. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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