Sunday , 18 February 2018
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Our Growing N-CCS Family!

Newton-Conover City Schools’ staff members have grown in numbers (and in love) this summer! Here are some of our N-CCS family celebrations:


Jonathan Tharpe: North Newton Elementary

“On May 31st, I married my beautiful wife, Kate, at Abernethy Memorial Church in Newton. I consider myself to be the luckiest man on Earth. We have had a wonderful summer, enjoying our honeymoon, vacations, and working on our new home. We are both excited to start this new school year as husband and wife.”


Sarah Gladden Grove: Newton-Conover High School

“I got married on June 21st, 2014 to Tyler Grove in Vale, NC. We honeymooned in Puerto Rico and now live in Hickory, NC.”

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Chee Yang and Sean Lee: Chee (Shuford Elementary) and Sean (Central Office)

“Here’s us on our wedding day–June 28, 2014! Best day of our lives! ;)”

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Brady Workman: (Mom) Tracy Workman, North Newton Elementary

“My son, Brady, and his wife, Emily, were married on August 2, 2014 and will be living in Johnson City, Tennessee, where he will be attending doctoral school at East Tennessee State University. Emily will be working as a social worker.”



Justin Shuffler: Conover School

“Bennett Paige Shuffler was born on Monday, July 28th at 6:38pm.  She was 8 pounds 8 ounces and 21.5 inches long.  She is very healthy and happy and has a head FULL of black hair! Whitney and I would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, comments, prayers and support throughout our whole pregnancy.  I am very blessed to work with such amazing people!”
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Cierra Parker: Shuford Elementary School
“Everleigh Parker was born on July 10th, weighing 6 lbs. and 8 oz. She is the daughter of Jordan and Cierra Parker. She is a true blessing from above.”
Rebecca Vass: South Newton Elementary
“Owen Richard Vass was born on June 10, 2014 at 10:51am, weighing 7 lbs. 14 oz. and measuring 20 inches long. His proud parents are Grant and Rebecca.”
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Charles Draper: Newton-Conover Middle School
“My wife’s name is Betsy Draper. She has taught kindergarten at Oxford Elementary for nearly 4 years. We both graduated from Appalachian State University in 2011. Betsy and I are high school sweethearts, and we have been married for 3 years. I have been teaching in N-CCS for almost 4 years. I enjoy coaching at the middle school and will be the head coach for the girls’ basketball team this school year. Our daughter, Evelyn Marie Draper, was born on July 28th, 2014 at 6:05pm. She weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. and measured 21 inches long. She is our first child.”
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  1. Excellent article…thanks for the work you did on this outstanding “family” piece. “We ARE Newton-Conover!!!

  2. Love seeing all the happiness that is happening with my family at N-CCS!

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