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Consider National Board Certification

Are you ready to demonstrate your understanding of accomplished teaching?  Newton-Conover has support for you. Angie Sigmon, Instructional Coach at Shuford, and Dr. Amanda Bridges, Assistant EC Director, are ready to provide ongoing group and individual support throughout the NBCT process.  Read below to learn more about National Board expectations for accomplished teaching.

Published in 1989, the document What Teachers Should Know and Be Able to Do articulated the National Board’s Five Core Propositions for Teaching. Similar to medicine’s Hippocratic Oath, the Five Core Propositions underscored the accomplished teacher’s commitment to advancing student achievement. Together, the propositions form the basis of all National Board Standards and the foundation for National Board Certification.

Proposition 1: Teachers are committed to students and their learning.

Proposition 2: Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students.

Proposition 3: Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.

Proposition 4: Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience.

Proposition 5: Teachers are members of learning communities.

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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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