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Beginning Teachers End Week Long Training with Bowling and Cheeseburgers

BT1s  2015Newton-Conover City Schools is proud to welcome twenty-four teachers who will begin their first year in the profession here in Newton-Conover.  These teachers have been through five days of training and learning.  Today, they were rewarded with a game of bowling and lunch.  Beginning Teacher Support Coordinators worked with these teachers to ensure a smooth transition.  You may recognize some of the names below as teachers who joined us halfway through the school year.  Please welcome the following first-year teachers to Newton-Conover.

Caley Berry – Shuford

Kelsey Boosman – Shuford

Emily Bryan – Shuford

Kathryn Bujard – South Newton

Kristy Decker – NCHS

Samantha Feimster – North Newton

Sonia Foster – NCHS

Kasey Hensley – NCMS

Hannah Hollar – South Newton

Michelle Kowalewski – NCMS

Paul Lane – Conover

Matthew Long – NCHS

Elizabeth Matrejek – NCHS

Sara McCall – South Newton

Megan Moose – Shuford

Becky Mordas – Shuford

Diego Mureno – NCMS

Shana Price – North Newton

Miranda Smith – NCMS

Katelyne Stamey – North Newton

Katie Tucker – South Newton

Melissa Weaver – Shuford

Nick Wilson – NCHS


About Heather Mullins

Dr. 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. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Her dissertation focused on improving principal practice through strategic professional development. 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. 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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