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Julianne Surratte Selected for HMH Digital Teacher Leader Program

IMG_1209Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has selected South Newton Elementary’s own Julianne Surratte to participate in the HMH Digital Teacher Leader Program.

HMH is forming a leadership team of teachers from across NC to recognize and empower innovative educators who are using digital tools and content to transform the learning environment.  The goal of the program is to impact positive change in NC classrooms as the state transitions to a digital learning environment.

The Digital Teacher Leaders Program will provide opportunities for the state’s top educators to pilot state-of-the-are digital content, collaborate with other digital leaders at special meetings and events, and contribute to the development of future digital offerings from HMH.

After reviewing many applications within the state of NC, HMH believes that Mrs. Surratte embodies the characteristics of an innovative educators, and has the experience, passion, and dedication necessary to positive impact digital learning in Newton-Conover City Schools.

HMH Digital Teacher Leaders get hands-on experience with HMH’s premier digital products and programs, learn about innovative instructional strategies, and receive resources to share with colleagues.  Throughout the program, participants will have numerous opportunities to network with each other and other leaders in digital learning and be given a variety of platforms to share what they learn, as well as their successes with educators in their local regions and beyond.

Inclusion into this program comes with an array of opportunities for professional development, access to premier digital products and programs, and the opportunity to network with other NC Digital Teacher Leaders.  HMH has a series of events planned that will help provide participants with the development and platform for being successful in their pursuits to transform digital learning in their classroom and beyond.

For more information about the Digital Teacher Leader program, please contact Danny Wysong at

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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