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The February Team of the Month: 2nd Grade at Shuford Elementary

DSC_0948This 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. With special thanks to our sponsor Prodigy Voice and Data, 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 February, the teachers on the 2nd Grade Team at Shuford Elementary School were voted by schools in the district to receive this honor!

The 2nd Grade Team at Shuford Elementary have all risen to the challenge this year as their school has transitioned into its new instructional focus — Blended Learning.  This transition has required teachers not only to rethink their teaching practices and the way they approach instruction, but also to find new ways to facilitate learning experiences that allow their students to be innovative stewards of technology.  This team has done this with flair!  The Team Members are:

Kristi Davis
Emily Sauceda
Julie Coleman
Kalie Kincaid

​Among the many accolades that they all received, one individual said “​​This team has led the regime to implement blended DSC_0961learning with fervor at Shuford Elementary School. Each of these teachers has been a pioneer, eager to try new things, and they have each worked to begin transforming their curriculum and teaching with fidelity.”

Another note shared that ​“These ladies are a testament to what is truly possible when Blended Learning is done right, and I am watching them with eager anticipation to see how their leadership in the Blended Learning initiative shines next at Shuford Elementary.”​

​On behalf of N-CCS, we congratulate the 2bd Grade Team at Shuford Elementary 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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