Thursday , 18 January 2018
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2017 Nomination Window for the N-CCS Red Blazer Awards Now Open

The Newton-Conover City School District has been extremely fortunate over the years to have had numerous dedicated individuals who have committed their lives to building the continued integrity of the district.  These individuals have given of their time, efforts, finances and other resources, expecting nothing in return.  The success of N-CCS over the years is in no small part due to these dedicated champions of the cause. A Red Blazer committee will select two (2) individuals annually to be recognized with a Red Blazer Award.

Nominations for the award will be accepted from February 9 to March 6, 2017.  The district will solicit nominations for candidates on the district websites, in the local newspapers, and through stakeholder groups.  Nomination forms are also available at the Newton-Conover City Schools administrative office, as well as in school offices.  Neither current Board of Education members nor current school system employees are eligible for the award.  Nominations may be made posthumously.  Nominees do not have to have been a former employee of the school district.

The Red Blazer Committee will select and notify two (2) recipients during the last two weeks of March. Candidates who are nominated, but are not awarded, will remain on a nomination list that will be maintained by the committee. Please find a copy of the nomination form linked here.  Please return all nomination forms to Mr. Jamie Frye, Public Information Officer, by e-mail to jamie.frye (at), or by mail to 605 N. Ashe Avenue, Newton, NC 28658, no later than close of business on Monday, March 6, 2017.

For additional information on making a nomination or attending the May 11, 2017 celebratory banquet in which the award winners will be announced, please contact Mr. Jamie Frye at 828-464-3191 or jamie.frye (at)

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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