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Kelly Cannon Receives Khan Academy Grant to Purchase Chromebooks

khan1 The Morgridge Family Foundation teamed up with Khan Academy to offer a technology grant with the purpose of increasing the access students have to Khan Academy. In order to receive the grant, each applicant needed to be teacher of math or computer programming, have experience using Khan Academy, and have the technology purchased and implemented within 45 days from receiving the funds. Kelly Cannon, a 6th grade teacher at Newton-Conover Middle School proposed to use the funds to purchase 13 Chromebooks for her students. When she was chosen as a recipient of this grant, Ms. Kaylor supplemented the grant and provided additional funds to purchase a complete class set and cart of Chromebooks. This cart has allowed students more access to Khan Academy, to have more personalized educational options, and greater access to technology to enhance their education.

Congratulations to Kelly Cannon and Newton-Conover Middle School!
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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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