Thursday , 18 January 2018
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Many Great Leaders to Learn From in Our District

This past week, our district celebrated the school teachers of the year, the assistant principal of the year, the principal of the year, and the first year teacher of the year. We also revealed the district teacher of the year. This was a joyous event, and all of the educators who were recognized had very similar attributes. In fact, many of them had been selected as their school’s teacher of the year multiple times. One had been selected 6 times for their school, another had been 5 times including 2 of the last 3 years, and another was selected twice in the past 4 years (their only 4  years in our district). They were all so impressive. What I saw though was that they each seemed to be similar to one another in their humility, in their ability to inspire others, and in their demonstration of leadership by example. We learned how they took in foster children, or how they didn’t take themselves too seriously, or how many of them shared their philosophy of being positive as you do the best you can with what you are given.

As I heard their many accolades, I was once again reminded of how many inspiring leaders we have in our district. We have many who lead by example and deflect praise. We have so many who nurture not only students, but also those in need. We have so many who don’t let outside factors dictate the atmosphere in their school or classroom.

What makes Newton-Conover City Schools so amazing is that there are dozens of inspiring teachers and principals who could have represented their schools. We are blessed.


To view a Facebook live video of the event please visit here. Congrats once again to the following:

First Year Teacher of the Year- Diego Moreno (NCMS)picture2

Assistant Principal of the Year- Elizabeth Bustle (NCHS)picture3

Principal of the Year- Shane Whitener (North Newton)shane

South Newton TOY and Newton-Conover City Schools’ Teacher of the Year- Candace Styerspicture1

North Newton TOY- Jamesia Brownjamesia

Shuford TOY- Chee Leechee

Conover TOY- Eileen Cangemieileen

Newton-Conover Middle TOY- Tammy Barrowbarrow

Discover TOY- Jason Barhambarham

Newton-Conover High TOY- Greg Hardyhardy

About David Stegall

Dr. David Stegall is the Superintendent for Newton-Conover City Schools. He previously served Newton-Conover as the Associate Superintendent, and previous to that as the Director of Elementary Curriculum, ESL (English as a second language) and AIG (academically and intellectually gifted). In February, 2012 he was named the Outstanding Young Educator for North Carolina by NCASCD and was a National Finalist for the ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award. In 2016 Dr. Stegall was named a National Superintendent to Watch by NSPRA. Dr. Stegall joined the Newton-Conover City School system from Iredell-Statesville Schools in July 2007. He has presented at the state, national and international levels on professional learning communities and teacher empowerment. Dr. Stegall received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte; a master's degree in education from Gardner-Webb University; an education specialist degree in education administration from Appalachian State University; and a doctorate degree in educational leadership from ASU.

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