Saturday , 20 January 2018
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NCCS Welcomes Dr. Keisha Pritchard as Director of Exceptional Children

PritchardDr. Keisha Pritchard will join the Newton-Conover City Schools Administrative Team on July 27, 2015 as the Director of Exceptional Children.  Dr. Pritchard began her teaching career in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools serving as a middle school self-contained teacher in a cross-categorical classroom.  She also served in a self-contained classroom for students with autism and as a middle school resource teacher.  Dr. Pritchard completed her masters in teaching and moved into a Compliance Coordinating Teacher position, also with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, serving from preschool to high school aged.

After her family moved to Alexander County, she took a position with Alexander County Schools as Program Specialist and Pre-K Coordinator with the Exceptional Children’s Department.  Dr. Pritchard completed her add-on in School Administration during this time and began her doctoral studies at Gardner-Webb University thereafter.  Most recently, Dr. Pritchard has worked in Lincoln County as an Assistant Principal at East Lincoln High School in Denver.  She is excited to be back in the Exceptional Children’s world and brings with her a broad and successful experience base to draw from.  Having served as a teacher assistant, classroom teacher, compliance coordinator, program specialist and school administrator, Dr. Pritchard carries many different perspectives when working with children, teachers, administrators, and families.

She and her husband Darryl reside in Alexander County with their two daughters, Isabella age 9 and Gabrielle age 6.  She and her family are very involved in sports and athletics and she enjoys reading in her spare time.  Dr. Pritchard looks forward to working with each of you and becoming a part of the Newton-Conover family.

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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