Wednesday , 21 February 2018
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The Summit Grows to 70 Scholars from Discovery and NCHS

summitlogoAfter a successful partnership between Newton-Conover City Schools and Catawba Valley Community College, our enrollment at The Summit at Newton-Conover has grown from 31 students during the 2015-16 school year to 70 during the 2016-17 school year.  These 70 juniors and seniors will take their first period classes at The Summit at Newton-Conover (upstairs in the Central Office) and gain a minimum of 26 credit hours through the College and Career Promise articulation agreement between the 16 state supported universities in North Carolina, the community college system, and North Carolina public high schools.

Because of the growing program’s success, we now have four fully-functional classrooms at The Summit. These rooms can be used for trainings or meetings any time after 9:00 am.

About Heather Mullins

Dr. 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. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Her dissertation focused on improving principal practice through strategic professional development. 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. 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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