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8th Grade Students Embody Activism

wax3Eighth grade students at Newton-Conover Middle School had the opportunity to walk in the shoes of civil rights trailblazers whose decisions, actions, and beliefs changed the world for the better.  Students completed extensive research on their civil rights leader, wrote a first person narrative, dressed as their leader, and presented a monologue for other students, staff, family, and community members in order to share the circumstances that shaped each of these individuals’ lives and prompted their future-altering actions.  Students completed the project by writing a research paper on their civil rights leader.   Students did a great job with presentations!



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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