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BT Spotlight: Leigh-Anne Boggs – Newton-Conover Middle School

Welcome Leigh-Anne Boggs to Newton-Conover!  

Leigh-Anne Boggs is currently a Career and Technical Education Teacher with a focus in Biotechnology at Newton-Conover Middle School.  For the last 13 years, she has been the Instructor for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute in Hudson, NC.  Leigh-Anne holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University in Sports Medicine, with a minor in Athletic Training, an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) from Southwestern Community College, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Western Carolina University.  As a Physical Therapist Assistant she determined that she not only loved working with her patients, but found herself gravitating toward any endeavor that included teaching, such as being a mentor for the local high school students to becoming a clinical instructor to PTA students.  She transitioned from her work at the hospital in 2003 to becoming a full time educator, which has become her passion.  In 2013, Leigh-Anne received the Advanced Recognition for Advanced Proficiency in Education Physical Therapy Award by the American Physical Therapy Association for her expertise in the field.  As a PTA and an instructor, she has been committed to providing pro-bono services in Caldwell and McDowell Counties, participating in a serving learning project event: Community Health and Mobility Partnership (CHAMP) with her students, to identify risk for falls in the elderly population.  Leigh-Anne lives in Hickory and enjoys family time with her husband, Jeffrey and her 2 children Clayton (13) and Cole (11). She is looking forward to an exciting year at Newton-Conover Middle School!

Each week, we will spotlight a beginning teacher on The Compass!  Please welcome all of our beginning teachers to N-CCS!

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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