Saturday , 24 February 2018
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NCDPI Transitions to New Automated Licensure System

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction will be transitioning to a new automated licensure system. The Department’s goal in automating the licensure system is to increase access to information for all key stakeholders, including individual teachers, local school districts, and colleges and universities. Licensure is a key service that is provided to educators and the school community to ensure that quality individuals are in public school classrooms. It is anticipated that the new system will expedite the processing of licensure requests and simplify and streamline the submission process.

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This is a one-stop shop for educators, licensees, and the general public, will enable the North Carolina public to verify an Educator license and/or file a complaint. Educators and applicants can submit license applications, renew a license, and change their address, among other services on this site.

The change that needs to be noted is that teacher will now be responsible for handling updates to their license not the human resource department.  The first item of business that must be addressed is renewal of teaching license for those expiring 2015.  All licensed employees whose license expires will have to go to the website to renew their license.  If you renew between April 15 and June 30 it will be free, if it is after that date it will cost you $55.00 to renew.

The HR department will be attending a staff meeting in the near future to share information on the process.  The HR department will no longer be able to handle such changes so it is very important that every licensed employee make note of training dates that will be shared by you principal.

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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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