Sunday , 21 January 2018
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BT Spotlight: Gaston Tillery – North Newton Elementary

Gaston Tillery is a 3rd grade teacher at North Newton Elementary School. He graduated from Appalachian State University in May, 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.

Throughout his days at ASU, Gaston worked as a Sales Associate at Ralph Lauren in Blowing Rock, NC. Prior to graduation Gaston student taught at Mountain View Elementary School in West Jefferson, North Carolina where he had a wonderful experience. Gaston is extremely passionate about his teaching career. His love for educating and leading the youth started with coaching a children’s football team and since that day he knew his calling was teaching. Gaston has high hopes to continue his education and to move his way up in the ranks of the education field. When he is not spending time in the classroom, Gaston is most likely taking his dog (Malachi) on a hike through the mountains.


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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