Brian Smith, RtI and Professional Development Facilitator for NCCS, was named one of the top 10 young professionals in Hickory by the Hickory Daily Record on Sunday. This is Brian’s first year in Newton-Conover. Heather Mullins, Chief Academic Officer stated, “When we decided to make the shift to RtI, I knew there was no one better than Brian Smith. He brings so many gifts and talents to our district. He is already making a difference in classrooms and in after hours programs.” Tammy Brown, Director of Elementary Education also weighed in on Mr. Smith by stating, “Brian Smith is an exceptional leader who gives 110% in everything that he does on a daily basis. His smile is contagious and he brings out the best in others. NCCS is extremely honored to have him serving our staff and students.” Learn more about Brian’s contributions to education and ways he is serving our students in Newton-Conover by clicking here to access the online article.
If you have been watching Fox 46, you may have seen Brian recently. He has made two appearances in the past month. First, he visited to discuss how parents and educators can support students with dyslexia. Then, he visited to discuss one of the two Innovative Grants he received from NCCS this fall. Dr. Betsy Rosenbalm, Director of Exceptional Children shared, “Brian Smith humbly approaches teaching and learning with a child-like wonder and enthusiasm that is rare and unique for a seasoned educator. He continues to stretch the boundaries of his knowledge and resources by being open, receptive, and purposeful about learning new things and meeting new challenges. He is an excellent source of encouragement and inspiration for all those he collaborates with.”