Tuesday , 22 August 2017
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NCMS Students Learn to Pay it Forward

payitforwardThe students in Keith Recker’s 8th grade physical education class, working in conjunction with Coach Sean Fitzgerald, are learning the importance of service to others.  His students will be assisting and mentoring third grade students at North Newton Elementary  as they learn the concepts of “pay it forward.”  The 22 students will be reading and working with students to build bridges for learning and to also build their own character.  Coach Recker will also be creating connections with the City of Conover Parks and Recreation division and will work with Mr. Draper’s classes as they participate in Special Olympics later in the year .

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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