Friday , 15 December 2017
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NCMS Unveils Theme for 2014-15 School Year

roadtripLast week, NCMS teachers were asked to decipher the clues presented to them in order to guess the 2014-15 middle school theme.  Teachers were given a variety of different foods, license plates, and other hints to help them determine the theme.  After several very close guesses, the theme was revealed:  Road Trip – License to Learn.  Teachers then opened their envelopes to find their team and grade-level placements for next year and were provided time to work on planning.  Big changes at NCMS will include location changes – 6th grade will be moving to the top floor, 8th grade will be on the main floor, and 7th grade will be downstairs.  Excitement is growing as the middle school plans for advisory, a new leadership class, and an emphasis on character education during the 2014-15 school year.

In order to plan for the great changes coming to the middle school, administrators and the SIT leadership team will host a Middle School Boot Camp this summer from August 11- 14.

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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