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NCCS Educators Present at Google Summit

Google Summit

Photo Courtesy Beverly Snowden/HPS Public Information Officer

On August 5-6, 2014, David Schouweiler, chemistry teacher and tech team member at NCHS, and Brian Smith, NCCS RtI Faciliatator, presented at the Hickory Google Summit.   A Google in Education Summit is an open 1-2 day event primarily focused on Google Apps for Education, but can also cover additional Google products like Chromebooks, Google Earth, YouTube for Schools, Google Search, etc. These are events organized by members of the Google Apps for Education community.  

Mr. Schouweiler presented on Chromebooks in the classroom – specifically how the features of a Chromebook are ideal for classroom use.  He shared multiple uses for Chromebooks with students.  Mr. Smith presented on educational blogging and best practices for bloggers.  If you would like to learn more about Chromebooks in the classroom, contact David Schouweiler –  If you would like to learn more about educational blogging, contact Brian Smith –


About Heather Mullins

Dr. 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. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Her dissertation focused on improving principal practice through strategic professional development. 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. 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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