Saturday , 19 August 2017
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6th Grade Launch Provides Smooth Start for New Students

Newton-Conover Middle School welcomed a brand new class of sixth grade students today from 12:00 – 4:00 during 6th Grade Launch.  Students engaged in team building activities, learned a bit more about NCMS, reviewed their schedules, played games, and had the opportunity to ask questions as well as tour the buildings.  This afternoon, parents of 6th graders will join them for 6th Grade Open House.

NCMS teachers, administrators, and support staff worked diligently to prepare for Launch and welcome our sixth graders in style!IMG_2061

Sixth grade teachers include:

Ann Catchings & Karen Waibel

Sherrie Jones & Scottie White

Diego Mureno & Alicia Rayfield

Charles Rananto & Kristy Smith

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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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