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The March Team of the Month: N-CCS Maintenance Team

DSC_0166This 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 March, the honorees that were chosen by a landslide were the members of the N-CCS Maintenance Team!

The Newton-Conover City Schools Maintenance Team is composed of six team members who work tirelessly at all hours of the day and night to ensure that we all have a safe and habitable environment for learning.  Student learning would certainly be impacted without the efforts of these gentlemen! The Team Members are:

Jackie Butcher
Junior Hewitt
Michael Iosca
Bart Lowman
Mike Mateyunas
Scott Watts

​Among the many accolades that they all received, one individual said “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these men from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. When we hear no school most of us turn the alarm clock off, roll over, fall back asleep and later enjoy a snow day at home with our family. Our maintenance staff reports to work to shovel sidewalks, put out ice melt and begin clearing parking lots to ensure the safety of our students and staff.”

Another note shared that ​“Too often these guys only hear complaints. I would love to be able to say that our entire system appreciates them and recognizes them as our Team of the Month.”​

​On behalf of N-CCS, we congratulate the Newton-Conover City Schools Maintenance Team on a job well done!  We appreciate all of you and hope that you know how fortunate we are to have you all keeping us in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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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