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Student Advisory Meets the Shark Tank

shark1On Thursday, April 16, NCCS Student Advisory members from North Newton, Shuford, South Newton, NCMS, Discovery, and NCHS faced a Shark Tank of district and community leaders as they pitched their products to re-brand Newton-Conover City Schools.  Students worked in teams over the course of the past year to develop prototypes for products or ideas that could be developed as we rebrand our district.  Advisory teams pitched the following ideas:  The NCCS Charm Bracelet, the AIO Notebook, the NCCS Parade Float, Cell Phone Cases, NCCS Teen Magazine, NCCS Dri-Fit T-Shirt with new Newton-Conover design, and a re-visioning of the NCCS logo – the compass.

Judges included Crystal Glenn, Executive Director, Workforce Development Innovation Center at Catawba Valley Community College; Byron Hill, Director of the Regional Center at NC SBTDC at ASU; Kimberly Propst, Apprenticeship Coordinator at Catawba Valley Community College; Dr. David Stegall, Superintendent; and Dr. Aron Gabriel, Assistant Superintendent.

On May 7 at 5:00 pm, Student Advisory members, their families, and school and district leaders are invited to the Student Advisory Final Product Showcase.  These students will be honored, and the two winners of the contest will be announced.  NCCS will fund the two winning projects.

Check out all the projects below.


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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