Linsey Robertson is the School Counselor at South Newton Elementary School. She recently graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Master’s degree in School Counseling and a Play Therapy Certificate. She is also a Nationally Certified Counselor. Originally from the Outer Banks, North Carolina, she is very enthusiastic about joining the NCCS family. Her passion is helping students grow and succeed in order to become impactful citizens of the future. In her position as a counselor, she aspires to be a reliable source for students, parents, teachers, and the community in order for students to reach their greatest potential. She is a continual learner and aims to acquire as much knowledge and resources as she can in order to be the most effective counselor she can be. In her spare time she enjoys photography, crafting, being active, and spending time with her two dogs and the important people in her life. She is looking forward to seeing what this year will bring!
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.