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Team of the Month for October 2015: N-CCS School Technology Team

DSC_0414This year, N-CCS has started a new initiative in which staff members nominate ​a team who they feel is deserving of being named ​Team ​of the Month. This ​team​ will be awarded with district recognition and a $100 stipend. Throughout the month, ​teams are nominated through a Google form, and a committee votes on the winner of the ​Team​ of the Month on or around the 15th of each month.  This month, the N-CCS School Technology Team was voted by schools in the district to receive this honor!

You likely recognize each of these faces, as they are out in our schools daily making sure that each school has what it needs to keep digital teaching and learning happening through a solid, robust infrastructure!  Each member of the School Technology Team serves different schools as follows:

Benji Gilmore (Asst. Director of Technology): Central Office and North Newton Elementary
Sean Lee (Technician): Discovery High, Community Schools, Newton-Conover High, Newton-Conover Middle, and South Newton Elementary
Dale Wolf (WAN Engineer): Conover School and Shuford Elementary School

​Among the many accolades that they all received, one individual said “​They have worked extremely hard to make sure that all technology is up and working. They have had a lot of items to work on with the beginning of this school year. I could not be more proud of their efforts and positive attitudes​.​”

Another nominator shared that ​“​They have been hard at work all summer getting ready for the beginning of school. As busy as they are, they are always ready to help anyone that comes to them with a technology issue.​”​

​On behalf of N-CCS, we congratulate Benji, Sean and Dale on being ​selected as the ​Team​ of the Month for​ ​October​. ​ We are proud of the work you do each day to keep our schools digitally connected!

About James Frye

James Frye (@mrjamesfrye) serves as Instructional Technology Facilitator and Public Information Officer for Newton-Conover City Schools. Formerly, he was an English and Journalism Teacher at Newton-Conover High School and a Blended/Virtual English Teacher. He is a NC Teaching Fellow and studied education abroad at the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal in Germany. James holds a Post-Masters Certificate in Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction with a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology from Michigan State University, and a B.A. in English/Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he serves as an Adjunct Professor. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law with The University of Kentucky. In addition to modeling technological and leadership innovation and leading various professional learning, Jamie also serves statewide on the NC Digital Learning Initiative Advisory Board/Home Base Design Team, the NC Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s Board of Directors, the #NCed Leadership Team, and is co-founder of Edcamp WNC. He is a member of the NC Digital Leadership Coaches’ Network, and was named an international Emerging Leader by ASCD in 2015. He resides in Hickory with his wife and their baby girl.

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