Jordan Abernethy is currently teaching 2nd grade at Shuford Elementary School. Jordan student taught at Shuford in first grade and is thrilled to be back at Newton-Conover City Schools to begin her teaching career! She recently graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. She is also currently pursuing her Master’s Degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University in Online Teaching and Instructional Design. She passionate about inspiring her students to grow in and outside of the classroom. In her free time, Jordan loves to spend time with her friends, family, and fur babies! She can’t wait to see what this year has in store!
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.