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The January Team of the Month: N-CCS Asst. Principals/Instructional Coaches

aps tomThis year, N-CCS has started an 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.  In January, the Assistant Principals and Instructional Coaches for the Newton-Conover City School district were voted by schools in the district to receive this honor!

The Assistant Principalship and Instructional Coach role are both instrumental, often thankless positions in leadership that are not cut out for just anyone.  N-CCS is blessed to have a dynamic team of APs and ICs who have strongly supported our teachers and students in the schools from instructional leadership to attending athletic events.  The Team Members are:

Elizabeth Bustle: AP, N-CHS
Billy Cannon: AP, N-CHS
Dr. Scarlet Davis: IC, South Newton Elementary
Jill Hager: IC, North Newton Elementary
Ashley Pack: AP, N-CMS
Jessica Schouweiler: STEM Coordinator/AP, N-CMS
Angie Sigmon: IC, Shuford Elementary
Josh Weese: AP, Conover School

​Among the many accolades that they all received, one individual said “​​This team of fearless leaders have done so much to positively impact our schools with their leadership — not only throughout the year, but especially reflected in their reliability and endurance during testing season. Their dedication to excellence, from operations to instruction, is noticed and appreciated!

Another note shared that ​“Even when things get rough and answers aren’t always clear, these leaders remember why they started, shake off the dust and never give up on our students. They deserve this recognition more than most any other team!​”​

​On behalf of N-CCS, we congratulate the Assistant Principals and Instructional Coaches on their most deserved recognition. ​ The work you do is valued by other leaders, teachers and students district-wide!

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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