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Two Years Later, #NCed Going Strong

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Two years ago, four educators from the Hickory area had a dream of creating a virtual space where NC educators could come together and share strategies, ideas, information, and news.  Dr. David Stegall and Cindy Geddes were both in Newton-Conover at the time.  Heather Mullins worked for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, and Dr. Jayme Linton worked at Lenoir-Rhyne University.  The four brainstormed on how to create this virtual space and ensure a state-district-higher-ed partnership.  Then, #NCed was born.

Today, hundreds of thousands of tweets later, and eleven regular moderators strong, #NCed has become the “go-to” Twitter site for NC education news.  If you are not familiar with Twitter or #NCed, check out the #NCed Blog.  Don’t forget to check our the spring chat lineup below as well.

If you have questions about #NCed, please contact James Frye – james_frye@nccs.k12.nc.us.

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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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