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Curriculum Council Members Receive Summer Training

Newton-ConoverInstructional Core (3)Newton-Conover is blessed with an amazing group of teacher leaders who support curriculum and instruction decisions at the district level.  Last year, the group was engaged in answering the question, “What does good instruction look like?”  They read Hattie’s Visible Learning and engaged in discourse around how quality instruction should be defined and what strategies are most beneficial to students.

This summer the N-CCS Curriculum Council received training on the Instructional Core Framework that will be a focus in each school this year.  These teacher leaders from your school provided important feedback and suggestions to the training that each of you will receive on August 24 and throughout the year.  The N-CCS Curriculum Council meets monthly to provide input on curricular decisions and engage in ongoing training to support teaching and learning in all schools.

The 2016-17 N-CCS Curriculum Council Members include:

Conover School:  Alesa Davis

Discovery High School:  Andrea Ward, TBD

Newton-Conover High School:  Megan Coffey, Caroline McCrary, Alicia Rayfield, Vickie Ruff

Newton-Conover Middle School:  Brittany Bumgarner, Diego Mureno, Kristy Smith

North Newton:  Ashley Arndt, Aaron Greaser

Shuford Elementary:  Hiley Davis, Lynette Ryhal

South Newton:  Brittany Gaines, Elizabeth Hayes

Central Office and District-Wide:  Tammy Brown, Dr. Amanda Bridges, Jamie Frye, Dr. Keisha Pritchard, Cheryl Rhea, Manda Stegall, Julia Styers

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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