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Newton-Conover Schools Announce Application for Vacancy on Board of Education

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The Newton-Conover City School District is seeking applications for the current vacant position on the Newton-Conover Board of Education.  An individual will be appointed to fill the vacant position until December 4, 2017.

Interested persons must submit a letter expressing their interest in the board position addressing why they are interested in serving on the board and what their qualifications are.  The letter of interest is required, a resume is also recommended.

To be eligible, a person must be a qualified school elector. This means that the applicant must be a registered voter in the school district.  An applicant must be at least 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States, a resident of the State of North Carolina for at least 30 days, a resident of the school district, and living in Newton, NC.

The letter of interest must be received in the district administration office no later than October 31, 2016. The letter should also include contact information including phone number and email address.

Following a review of the submitted materials, the board will schedule interviews with selected candidates.  Not all candidates for the board vacancy will be interviewed.  If you have any questions concerning the role of the board of education and the responsibilities of a board member, please contact Mrs. Melissa Shook, Board Liaison, 828-464-3191.  

Please see more information in the Board Vacancy Letter at

About James Frye

James Frye (@mrjamesfrye) serves as Instructional Technology Facilitator and Public Information Officer for Newton-Conover City Schools. Formerly, he was an English and Journalism Teacher at Newton-Conover High School and a Blended/Virtual English Teacher. He is a NC Teaching Fellow and studied education abroad at the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal in Germany. James holds a Post-Masters Certificate in Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction with a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology from Michigan State University, and a B.A. in English/Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he serves as an Adjunct Professor. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law with The University of Kentucky. In addition to modeling technological and leadership innovation and leading various professional learning, Jamie also serves statewide on the NC Digital Learning Initiative Advisory Board/Home Base Design Team, the NC Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s Board of Directors, the #NCed Leadership Team, and is co-founder of Edcamp WNC. He is a member of the NC Digital Leadership Coaches’ Network, and was named an international Emerging Leader by ASCD in 2015. He resides in Hickory with his wife and their baby girl.

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