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NCCS Announces Red Blazer Award Nominations

The 2012 inaugural Red Blazer Award winners:  Adrian Shuford, Jr., Phairlever  Pearson, Pat Gibson, and Sherrill Cranford

The 2012 inaugural Red Blazer Award winners: Adrian Shuford, Jr., Phairlever Pearson, Pat Gibson, and Sherrill Cranford

Newton-Conover City Schools has been extremely fortunate over the years to have had numerous dedicated individuals who have committed themselves to the success of the district.  These individuals have given of their time, effort, finances, and other resources, expecting nothing in return.  The success of the district over the years is in no small part due to these dedicated champions of the cause. A Red Blazer committee will select up to four individuals annually to be recognized with a Red Blazer Award.  Nominations for the award will be accepted from February 3- February 28, 2014.  The district will solicit nominations for candidates on the district website, in the local newspapers, and through stakeholder groups.  Nomination forms are also available at the Newton-Conover City Schools administrative office. Neither current Board of Education members nor current school system employees are eligible for the award.  Nominations may be made posthumously.  Nominees do not have to have been a former employee of the school district.  The committee will then select and notify up to four (4) recipients by the end of March. Candidates who are nominated, but are not awarded, will remain on a nomination list that will be maintained by the committee. 

Please return all nomination forms to Dr. Betsy Rosenbalm at 605 N. Ashe Avenue, Newton, NC 28658, no later than Friday, February 28, 2014.

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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