Friday , 19 January 2018
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All NCCS Schools Engage in Data Discussions to Kick Off School Year

This week, school administrators, lead teachers, and central office leadership held meetings with teachers and allowed them to explore accountability data and classroom walkthrough data to help teachers gain a greater understanding of district-wide trends, strengths, and areas for improvement.  This presentation provided teachers with the rationale for our district-wide focus on the Instructional Core Framework, which will roll out throughout the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years.

Our goal is to provide teachers across our district with a common language and understanding of instruction and pedagogy.  Furthermore, we will be providing many resources and tools for support.  It is exciting to see our teachers engaged in data conversations and discussing how to continuously improve instruction.  We have some amazing teachers and leaders in Newton-Conover City Schools, and our goal is to tap into their expertise and build on our tools and resources to improve our overall instructional practices.

If you want more information on the Newton-Conover City Schools Instructional Core Framework, contact Dr. Heather Mullins, Chief Academic Officer, or a member of the NCCS Curriculum Council.

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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