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Carmen Houston, NCCS Director of Finance, Recognized for State Awards

From L-R, Gina Vickers, Carmen Houston, Brenda Schreiber, Keista Bass

From L-R, Gina Vickers, Carmen Houston, Brenda Schreiber, Keista Bass

Since 1989, the finance officers have been recognized at the state level for outstanding financial achievements.  On July 23 at the State Schools Finance Officers Awards Presentation, Carmen Houston, the NCCS Director of Finance, received all three state awards – The Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement Excellence in Financial Reporting, The Association of School Business Officials Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting, and the State Schools Recognition of Achievement Financial Resource Management.  Newton-Conover was one of only 12 districts in the state to win all three awards last week.  Congratulations to Carmen Houston and her team.

NCCS Finance Team

Carmen Houston – Director

Keista Bass – Assistant Director

Brenda Schreiber – Accounts Payable/Purchasing

Gina Vickers – Payroll


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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