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NCHS Teacher Serves as Virtual Speaker for L-R Course

schoulrOn September 16, David Schouweiler served as a virtual guest speaker to a Lenoir-Rhyne University course of undergraduate and graduate pre-service teachers.  The course is designed to explore issues and solutions related to assessment.  Mr. Schouweiler shared his experiences and expertise with standards-based grading. He was able to help university students understand what standards-based grading looks like in action and provide useful examples and lessons learned.

Dr. Jayme Linton, professor at L-R shared, “His presentation provided a powerful learning experience for my students and gave them resources they can use in their own classrooms. I have received many positive comments from my students since Mr. Schouweiler’s presentation. They very much appreciated hearing from his experiences and were grateful for his willingness to be share.”  Dr. Linton expressed her gratitude to Mr. Schouweiler for his “commitment to the growth and development of other educators.”  She also commended Newton-Conover City Schools for growing teacher leaders who, in turn, reach out to grow others.

To learn more about Standards-Based Grading, you can access this article.

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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