Thursday , 14 December 2017
Breaking News

NCCS Welcomes New Teachers!

photo (1)On August 12, NCCS welcomed new teachers to our district.  Heather Mullins, Chief Academic Officer, welcomed new hires to NCCS and shared how NCCS truly is a collaborative family.  Directors came to welcome our new teachers, and Dr. Sylvia White conducted an intensive training on the North Carolina Educator Evaluation System.  Cindy Geddes, Director of Accountability and Technology provided an overview of technology use in NCCS, and new hires had an opportunity to learn more about payroll, professional development, and licensure from district specialists.   School representatives came to meet with new hires to share them expectations at each school, and district leaders provided insight into district initiatives and professional development goals.  The day wrapped up with Dr. David Stegall, superintendent, sharing his thoughts on expectations and ethics.

On August 13-15, beginning teachers will continue to meet to learn more about our district.  They will spend a great deal of time establishing relationships with our district mentors, Brenda Harbinson and Debbbie Saunders.  To learn more about what our new hires and beginning teachers are experiencing this week, click here.

Please take a moment to welcome our new teachers to NCCS.

Carolyn Cochrane – Discovery

Charles Elliott – Conover

Brenda Powell – Conover

Candace Stephens – Conover

Ashley Beam – NCHS

Ashley Flowers – NCHS / NCMS

Felicia Goodman – NCHS

Laura Hildebran – NCHS

Betsy Holland – NCHS

Valerie Long – NCHS

Steven Pack – NCHS

Sherrie Jones – NCMS

Nate Shafer – NCMS

Karen Waibel – NCMS

Danielle Gold – North Newton

Kristin Rhyne – North Newton

Brianna Burkhalter – Shuford

Michael Lerg – Shuford

Michelle Hayes – South Newton

Heather Reynolds – South Newton

Michelle White – South Newton

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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