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NCMS Rewards Positive Behavior Through PBIS Store

PBIS 3Newton-Conover Middle School strives to catch kids doing good things at school.  The Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) model encourages educators to reward positive behavior in addition to providing constructive redirection for unfavorable actions.  Over the course of the past few weeks, Charles Draper and Josh Weese, as well as several other staff members, have been working with local businesses to collect prizes and incentives for middle school students who are “caught being good.”

Bojangles, Sonic, Burger King, PDQ, State Cinema, Target and Skateland all provided donations.  Karen Waibel, teacher at NCMS, also donated 18 t-shirts to the PBIS store.

All donated items are going to go into the NCMS PBIS store.  As students throughout the campus are “caught being good”  (being respectful, demonstrating an understanding of appropriate boundaries and voice tone in the hallway and cafeteria, following instructions, accepting feedback appropriately, and celebrating diversity), they earn “Drive Dollars” from school staff.  These Drive Dollars can be used to “buy” items from the PBIS store.  The PBIS store is housed in Mr. Weese’s office.

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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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