Friday , 15 December 2017
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NCMS Prepares for STEM Connection Night

stemxNewton-Conover STEM Middle School in partnership with CVCC, MFS, Farm Burearu, Catwaba County Museum, and Windy Wool Windings are collaboratively working to present the second STEM Connection Night.
What is STEM Connection Night? 
STEM Connection Nights are a time when local business leaders, entrepreneurs, and artisans partner with our school to host evenings for families to learn relevant and practical  trades and skills. There is something so profound when families unite to experience practical hands-­on skill-building around topics such as urban gardening, fabrics/sewing, cooking, and technology. While these skills have value independently, learning about long-­term opportunities such as high-paying careers, educational pathways, and current job vacancies for parents through these nights are vital to build a stronger, more productive community.
  • Focus of event: fabric, sewing, and dyeing.
  • Location: Conover Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC)
  • Time: 5-7pm drop in (no particular schedule)
  • Target Audience: Newton-Conover City School parents and students, Catawba County Middle School students and parents (plan to expand out once we know numbers for this event), Lenoir Rhyne faculty and students
  • Overview of Event Activities: sewing from industrial to home-made, t-shirt tye dyeing, see how robotics are involved in designing and manufacturing, using a loom, free snacks as long as they last, and much more.


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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