Thursday , 14 December 2017
Breaking News

Newton-Conover Welcomes Mr. Chris Penley as New NCHS Principal

chrispNewton-Conover City Schools is excited to welcome Mr. Chris Penley as the principal of Newton-Conover High School. Mr. Penley has served as the principal of Lakeshore Middle School in Mooresville since January, 2013. Prior to that position, he served as an assistant principal at South Iredell High School preceded by a tenure as an assistant principal at St. Stephens High School in Catawba County. Prior to his time serving as an administrator, Mr. Penley taught Civics, World History and US History at South Caldwell High School where he also coached baseball and football. He was named teacher of the year for South Caldwell in 2007-08.

Mr. Penley was selected from a pool of 52 candidates by a diverse interview team that consisted of students, parents and staff members.
The school board unanimously approved Mr. Penley’s appointment at their regularly scheduled board meeting on Monday night. He will replace Mr. Kevin Campbell who has successfully served as principal of Newton-Conover High School since 2007 and will be moving to a Director’s position in the district. Mr. Penley resides in Conover and has a 7th grade son who attends N-CMS.
The board anticipates Mr. Penley beginning work at N-CHS in late June.
Please welcome Mr. Penley to our district!

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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