Friday , 19 January 2018
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Discovery High School and Newton-Conover Middle School Take Top Honors at the 2016 Inno Awards

May 12 marked Newton-Conover’s Second Annual Inno Awards.  Over $30,000 in Innovative Grant awards was doled out this year to deserving N-C educators and students.  The goal of the grants is to provide teachers and students an opportunity to try new things in new ways.  Grants are reviewed, and the most innovative and promising are funding up to $1500.  Grantees must complete a mid-year review, keep to a strict budget, and then complete both a reflection and a 3-minute video that demonstrates the impact of their grant.

This year’s winners were:

Enhancing Discovery’s Creativity Room – Jody Dixon & Keith Wilson (Discovery High School)

Sustainable Farming to Provide Biology Activities – Gene Scronce (Discovery High School)

Little REDs Showcase – Jessica Schouweiler & Brian Smith (Newton-Conover Middle School)

Click here to learn more about this year’s grants!

The grant application submission window for the 2016-2017 school year will be June 2 – September 30.  Click here to access the application.


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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