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North Carolina Digital Learning Town Hall Meeting Scheduled

DLPlogoWith your help, North Carolina is poised to be a national leader in digital learning.  The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University is developing the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan to accelerate the State’s progress in providing the personalized, digital-age education that K-12 students need to be successful in college, in careers, and as engaged citizens.  We need your feedback on preliminary findings from data and input gathered from many stakeholders across the state, which includes deep dive visits to selected districts to gather information about their current status, goals, assets, and needs around digital learning.

Please join the Friday Institute Team for a (free) NC Digital Learning Town Hall Meeting on April 22, 2015 in Morganton at the West Concord Resource Center. Doors will open at 5pm, the event will take place from 5:30-6:30pm.  Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

What: NC Digital Learning Town Hall Meeting hosted by the Friday Institute for Education Innovation at NC State University

  • Who: School District and Charter Leadership teams, Teachers, Parents and interested Community Members
  • When: April 22, 2015
  • Where: West Concord Resource Center in Morganton, North Carolina
      • 509 West Concord Street, Morganton
  • Why: We need your feedback on preliminary findings from data and input gathered by the Friday Institute from many stakeholders across the state.

Questions:        Dr. Melanie Honeycutt at

Suzanne Branon at


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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