In continued partnership with BB&T, IEI is once again hosting an expanded Discovery Forum series this fall in six NC communities: Boone, Greenville, Hickory, the Triad, the Triangle, and Wilmington. In each community, ten teams of social entrepreneurs (ages 18-30) will have five minutes each to pitch their idea, and the audience will vote on their favorite pitches. The top three teams from each event will be invited to an intensive leadership development weekend for a chance at $10,000 for their social venture. Each Discovery Forum will be full of innovation, inspiration and networking! Join the fun!
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.