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Classroom Support for ESL Students only a Click Away

eslOur ESL Department is dedicated to helping all teachers meet the needs of English Language Learners.  Most teachers are familiar with ESL teaching strategies such as Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP).  However, sometimes even the best strategies aren’t enough to meet the needs of all learners.  Our Newton-Conover City Schools’ ESL teachers are here to help.

On October 9, all educators received an ESL Assistance Request Google Form as another added layer of support for classroom teachers.  By completing this form and providing clear, specific needs your learner(s) have, the ESL team can work collaboratively with you, the students, and even parents to support instruction in the classroom.

Access the NCCS ESL Assistance Request Form by clicking here.

If you have questions about the ESL Assistance Request Form, please contact Revae Bostwick ( or Tammy Brown (

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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