Sunday , 21 January 2018
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Dr. Mullins Receives Excellence in Educational Leadership Award

heather awardNewton-Conover City Schools’ own recently-minted Dr. Heather Mullins, Chief Academic Officer, has received the distinguished honor of Western Carolina University’s Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership.

The Don Chalker Award is given to the graduate student in the Master’s of School Administration and the Doctorate in Educational Leadership programs in alternating years who demonstrates the most outstanding promise and potential as an educational leader.  Dr. Mullins was chosen as the only recipient in the Doctorate in Educational Leadership program in the last two years.

Of additional note, this award is issued to someone “who excels in scholarship and demonstrates promiseheather with dean dale carpenter in the field of administration. The recipient’s name will be placed on a plaque, which is on permanent display.”

We are so proud of Dr. Mullins for this remarkable achievement!



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.

One comment

  1. What an amazing page! I am honored to be working with such an amazing district made up of the very best in educators – but, more importantly, really – REALLY – good people! Congrats to Drs. Stegall and Mullins. Well-deserved recognition. Jamie, I appreciate you sharing this information in such a convenient and inviting media!!! Great work, NCCS!!! Looking forward to more great accomplishments!!!!

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