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NCCS Summer Institute Team

Summer InstituteIn the Summer of 2013, several district curriculum leaders traveled to Greensboro, NC together to join forces with other school leaders.  The goal of this 3rd annual NCDPI Summer Institute was to connect over matters of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Representatives from NCCS in district leadership, school leadership, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, Counseling, ESL, Technology, Fine Arts, and more, attended state-led sessions to gain new knowledge and share ideas on best practices in their content areas. Time was devoted to district team planning, as well, and next steps are in place now to share this information with district stakeholders. Summer Institute leaders included Heather Mullins, Dr. Betsy Rosenbalm, Cindy Geddes,  Elizabeth Gargis, Ashley Arndt, Jessica Luby, Marilynn Miles, Amanda McRary, Katie Cunningham, Bill Long, Priscilla Palmisano, Amber Humphrey, Patrick Nelson, Andrea Ward, Jill Hager, Dr. Scarlet Davis, and Revae Bostwick.
If you are interested in what they learned, click here to access the Summer Institute Wiki, which houses all presentations and materials from every session from the two-day institute.

About Heather Mullins

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. 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. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. 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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