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Two Newton-Conover Teachers Selected for NC Governor’s Teacher Network

GTNCongratulations to Kathryn Grandgenett, ESL teacher at Shuford Elementary, and Caroline McCrary (science teacher at NCHS) for being selected to participate in the Governor’s Teacher Network, (GTN) a Race to the Top-funded initiative operated in partnership by the Office of Governor Pat McCrory and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

This initiative, will provide a statewide platform for teachers to share their best work around instruction and professional development and help advance Race to the Top (RttT) funded educational remodeling efforts across the state.

Through the GTN, approximately 450 teachers from across North Carolina will serve for one year as instructional and professional development coaches and facilitators. Network Teachers remain in their current roles but will also work to gain a deeper understanding of the State’s RttT-funded work in one of two “pathways,” both related to the establishment of Home Base.

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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