Friday , 23 February 2018
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Newton-Conover High School – Among the BEST in the State

bestschoolsEach year, US News and World Report ranks high schools in every state to determine the best high schools in the nation and in each state based on college readiness and proficiency on English and Algebra assessments.   Newton-Conover High School was ranked #14 of  all 607 North Carolina High Schools.  Congratulations, NCHS!  

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“North Carolina high school graduation requirements call for at least 22 credits in various subjects. Students do not need to take world language courses to graduate, but according to Public Schools of North Carolina, students must take a minimum of two language credits to be admitted into any of the 17 schools within the University of North Carolina system.

In the U.S. News Best High Schools 2013 rankings, there are 47 North Carolina schools with silver medals and 55 with bronze medals. Two schools earned gold medals” (US News and World Report).  Newton-Conover received a silver medal.

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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