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2016 Nomination Window for the N-CCS Red Blazer Awards Open Until March 4th


Red Blazer 2015 2802016 Nomination Window for the N-CCS Red Blazer Awards Open Until March 4th

The Newton-Conover City School District has been extremely fortunate over the years to have had numerous dedicated individuals who have committed their lives to building the continued integrity of the district.  These individuals have given of their time, efforts, finances and other resources, expecting nothing in return.  The success of N-CCS over the years is in no small part due to these dedicated champions of the cause. A Red Blazer committee will select two (2) individuals annually to be recognized with a Red Blazer Award.

Nominations for the award will be accepted from February 8 to March 4, 2016.  The district has and continues to solicit nominations for candidates on the district websites, in the local newspapers, and through stakeholder groups.  Nomination forms are also available at the Newton-Conover City Schools administrative office, as well as in school offices.  Neither current Board of Education members nor current school system employees are eligible for the award.  Nominations may be made posthumously.  Nominees do not have to have been a former employee of the school district.

The Red Blazer Committee will select and notify two (2) recipients during the last two weeks of March. Candidates who are nominated, but are not awarded, will remain on a nomination list that will be maintained by the committee.  Please click here to access the nomination form, or contact a N-CCS Principal, Director, or Jamie Frye. Please return all nomination forms to Mr. Jamie Frye, Public Information Officer, by e-mail to, or by mail to 605 N. Ashe Avenue, Newton, NC 28658, no later than Friday, March 4, 2016.

For additional information on making a nomination or attending the May 19, 2016 celebratory banquet in which the award winners will be announced, please contact Mr. Jamie Frye at 828-464-3191 or


Contact: Jamie Frye

Phone: 828.464.3191


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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