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North Newton Shoe Drive Helps Students Understand Global Interdependence

As a global school, one of North Newton’s requirements is to complete modules through the VIF program.  One module for this year is to help students to understand global interdependence.  North Newton will be holding a shoe drive to help those around the world, including here is the US, receive shoes needed to go to school or work.  All of us have those shoes in our closets that we don’t wear, don’t fit, or don’t really like.  This will be an opportunity to donate them to a great cause! North Newton will be accepting new or gently used shoes from March 20-April 29th. The final collection day will be at North Newton’s 2nd annual International Festival! Teachers and students will then package the shoes and send them off to Soles 4 Souls to deliver around the world.  Watch the video below to see the power of a pair of shoes!

Global service project

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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