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High Schools Learn more about ACT

Jan King works with DHS and NCHS staff as they learn more about the ACT.

Jan King works with DHS and NCHS staff as they learn more about the ACT.

Jan King, NCDPI Regional Lead for Regions 7-8, spent Wednesday afternoon at Newton-Conover High School with staff from NCHS and DHS to share her insights on understanding and preparing students for the ACT.  Her presentation, The ACT:  It’s Everybody’s Business, provided information about how the ACT impacts high school performance grades, where to find quality resources to support students, and how to intentionally work together to ensure our students are not only prepared for the ACT.  Teachers, counselors, and administrators discussed ways to ensure students are prepared for the ACT and know how to interpret their PLAN and ACT scores.

Click here to access Mrs. King’s presentation, materials, handouts, resources, and more.

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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