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BT Spotlight – Kaitlin Saunders, Shuford Elementary

Kaitlin Saunders is the EC Resource Teacher at Shuford Elementary School. She recently graduated from Appalachian State University with her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. She then became certified in Special Education. She was born in Washington, but grew up in Wilson, North Carolina. Kaitlin just moved to the Newton-Conover area and is very excited to be part of the NCCS family. She is a very energetic and enthusiastic person, and her personality shines in the classroom. When teaching, she really tries to make her students feel comfortable, while challenging them to reach their fullest potential. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her dog, running, hiking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She can not wait to see what the rest of the school year brings at Shuford Elementary!

 

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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