Megan Baker is a 3rd grade teacher at South Newton Elementary School. Megan student taught at South Newton in Kindergarten and is so excited to come back to Newton-Conover City Schools to begin her teaching career! Megan has lived in Newton her whole life and before becoming a teacher, she worked as a waitress at Geppetos Pizza in Newton. Megan just completed her undergraduate education at Lenoir-Rhyne University and received a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree through Lenoir-Rhyne in Online Teaching and Instructional Design. Megan was awarded the Joan L. Parkinson Award from Lenoir-Rhyne in May of 2016. She is also a member of the Educational Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi. Megan’s professional passions include learning about online instruction and creating online activities for her classroom. During her free time, Megan enjoys participating in sports, singing, and spending time with her husband and puppy. Please welcome Megan to Newton-Conover!
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.