Sunday , 18 February 2018
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Sutherland Named Catawba County Middle School Female Coach of the Year

fallonFallon Sutherland, NCMS softball and volleyball coach was recently named the Catawba County Middle School Female Coach of the Year.  Coach Sutherland teaches physical education at NCMS and has also coached volleyball at NCHS.  Coach Sutherland’s favorite quote is, “Winners never quit, and quitters never win.”

When we asked Coach Sutherland why she coaches and why coaching is important to her, here is what she said:

“I coach because I have a chance to have a huge impact on a kids’ lives.  I can teach them life through a game. Coaching softball is a love and a passion. Coaching allows me to reflect on myself as a person and to strive to become better. The feeling you get when you can motivate an athlete to become better and they do right in front of your eyes is very rewarding. The relationships you develop with some kids will be something you nor the kids will never forget.
Sports gave me so much growing up as a athlete/kid I want to give something back to the sport/s that have meant me so much to me. The range of emotions you go through in one season makes it stressful at times, but in that stress is when you really win because all those emotions are used as motivation. I want to be a role model and a leader for my kids to give them someone to look up to. Then, when you are able to see the success of a program rise up, its a feeling you cannot describe. “
Congratulations, Coach Sutherland!

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.

One comment

  1. Billy J. Ramseur

    Congratulations Coach

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