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December 2016 Board of Education Meeting

The December 21, 2016 meeting of the Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education came with it many recognitions and changes across the entire district.

Hunter Hooks, Isabella DeCoursey, and Selina Rice, students from South Newton Elementary opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Following the opening, Mr. Chris Penley, N-CHS Principal, recognized staff members Mike Allen, Eileen Crider, Miguel Silva, Laura Garza, Caroline McCrary, and Paige Smith.  Mr. Penley expanded
on the value that these individuals add to the school, ways that they have made it grow and continue to achieve success.

Dr. Stegall recognized two students from Newton-Conover High School, Aaron Hamm and Henry Cox, on their accomplishments that led to their earning the prestigious designation of Eagle Scout.

Following, Dr. Stegall also recognized Haskew Smith and the Newton-Conover Band for their appointment to the All-County Honor Band.  He expressed, with pride, that Newton-Conover had 40 students who were selected to participate in the band.

Students Liam Poteet, Brianna Mull, Gabe Weisenthal, Aurora Solis, and Payton Roseman were all recognized for being chosen as the winners of the 2016 district-wide Holiday Card contest.

Dr. Stegall honored Angie Harris-Ramseur, former Newton-Conover Board Member, for her years of service to the school district as a dedicated member of the school board.  The Board presented Mrs. Harris-Ramseur with a plaque to commemorate her service.

Following Mrs. Harris-Ramseur’s recognition, the Board voted on the selection of a new Board Member to fill the position that she vacated.  After deliberations and recommendations, Mr. Phil Heath was selected to the Board to complete the remainder of Mrs. Harris-Ramseur’s term in office.

We continue to be proud of the accomplishments of our district.  We wish Mrs. Harris-Ramseur well and will miss her terribly, and we look forward to welcoming Mr. Heath to service to the Board in Newton-Conover Schools!

About James Frye

James Frye (@mrjamesfrye) serves as Instructional Technology Facilitator and Public Information Officer for Newton-Conover City Schools. Formerly, he was an English and Journalism Teacher at Newton-Conover High School and a Blended/Virtual English Teacher. He is a NC Teaching Fellow and studied education abroad at the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal in Germany. James holds a Post-Masters Certificate in Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction with a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology from Michigan State University, and a B.A. in English/Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he serves as an Adjunct Professor. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law with The University of Kentucky. In addition to modeling technological and leadership innovation and leading various professional learning, Jamie also serves statewide on the NC Digital Learning Initiative Advisory Board/Home Base Design Team, the NC Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s Board of Directors, the #NCed Leadership Team, and is co-founder of Edcamp WNC. He is a member of the NC Digital Leadership Coaches’ Network, and was named an international Emerging Leader by ASCD in 2015. He resides in Hickory with his wife and their baby girl.

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