Saturday , 24 February 2018
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NCMS Students Take First and Third Places in County Soil and Water Contest

soil2Ellen Williams and Kendra Cobb, 6th grade students at NCMS, recently entered a contest entitled “Wetlands are Wonderful” with the Catawba County Soil & Water Conservation District.  The girls, students in Mrs. Waibel’s science classes, created slide presentations to educate others about the importance of wetland conservation. They took 1st and 3rd places respectively at the county level, and were honored at a local banquet on February 24th.  Ellen’s presentation will go on to be judged at the regional level.  Shown from left to right are Kendra, second place winner from Tuttle Elementary School, Ellen and along with Kelly Hoke of the Catawba County Soil & Water Conservation Department.

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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