Friday , 23 February 2018
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Emily Smith Published in NCSCA News

emilyEmily Smith, School Counselor at North Newton, recently co-wrote an article with her college adviser,and has written yet another article that is due to be published this fall.  Her first article can be found in NCSCA News: The Official Publication of the North Carolina School Counselors, Spring 2013 edition.  It is entitled “Dancing or Dragging into the Digital Data: Tools for a Trouble-Free Tomorrow .”  Click here to access the article.


This article explores 3 pain-free ways to gather data and incorporate technology into the work you already do without further complicating your life. It is never too late—and getting started on data collection and technological tools now will make this fall’s transition to some of the expectations of the new evaluation instrument a snap!

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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