Saturday , 24 February 2018
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Conover School Senior Wins Conover City Art Contest

J.T. Morissette, a senior in Rebecca Schaeffer’s classroom, won first place for Conover School in the Conover City art contest. A ceremony was held on Monday afternoon honoring students that won the contest for their school. There were 188 art projects submitted and a winner from each the five Conover schools was chosen.  Mayor Lee Moritz congratulated the students for their creativity and hard work.  The art work will be on display in city hall for a year and then will be returned to the students. Awards for the contest will be given at the December 7 city council meeting and each winner’s classroom will also receive a pizza party. Congratulations J. T.


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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