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BT Spotlight: Olivia Kowalewski – Newton-Conover Middle School

Olivia Kowalewski is an EC teacher at Newton-Conover Middle School. She recently graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Special Education. She was born in New York but has grown up in Hickory, NC. She is excited to return home and teach in the same school as her mother (Michelle Kowalewski- 6th ELA). Olivia has worked with the Autism Society for the past 3 years at their summer camp, Camp Royall. She has a passion to provide kids with a supportive and encouraging environment, so they may be able to not only grow as individuals but also academically as well. Olivia enjoys all things Disney, traveling, and being around her family. She is excited to start the school year with Newton-Conover Middle School.

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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