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S3 Visits Underway in Newton-Conover

District and school-level leadership have been working together since last spring to design the 2016-17 Systematic School Support (S3) Visits this year.  We have been looking for ways to support schools throughout the year as well as touch base with as many stakeholders as possible.

S3 Visits are designed to give district and school leaders from around the district an opportunity to come into your school, learn more about your school improvement goals, gain an understanding of how your school is addressing data, and hear from many types of stakeholders including parents, students, and staff.   Team members will visit classrooms and hear presentations from school administration and teachers.

Team members triangulate data gathered throughout the day to share with school leaders.  At the end of the day, the team will provide a list of commendations and recommendations as well as offer support to help the schools meet their needs.

To learn more about the S3 Visit Process, click here.

To view the support document for selecting and analyzing data, click here.

To view the data dive template, click here.

To view the classroom walkthrough template for the S3 visits, click here.

If you have questions about the S3 visits, process, or protocols, please contact Dr. Mullins.

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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