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Newton-Conover Proudly Announces 2015-16 Innovative Grant Winners

grants201516Newton-Conover is committed to providing teachers and students with opportunities to try innovative ideas to engage students in their content.  Each year, money collected from facility rental is collected and used for Innovative Grants.  This year, we had almost 40 applications.  Criteria for these grants include – proposing a new activity, opportunity, or resource that has not been considered before; agreeing to provide feedback on what was learned throughout the process; completing a 2-3 minute video to demonstrate the outcome of the grant; and willingness to attend the Innovative Grant Showcase.  At least one lucky grant winner may be granted an additional grant for the 2016-17 school year based on the quality and impact of his/her grant.  Join us in congratulating all NCCS 2015-16 Innovative Grant winners.  This spreadsheet contains all winners by schools, the names of their projects, and the amount they were funded.

If you are interested in seeing the results and outcomes of the grants, join us on May 12 at 4:00 pm in the Newton-Conover Middle School Auditorium for the Innovative Grants Community Showcase and Awards.

Click here to check out the 2014-15 grant winners final video submissions.

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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