Wednesday , 21 February 2018
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The North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville Announces Teacher Open House

Greetings teachers!

We want to invite you to our very first Teacher Open House, Friday April 7, from 3pm-5pm.

At this event you’ll have a chance to meet with several organizations in the WNC region who offer field trips, outreach, and can provide excellent guest speaker opportunities for your students. We’ll also have a special presentation from author Mary Ellen Hannibal about her latest book – Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction.

We will have 2017-18 school year applications available for our Project EXPLORE program, and what may be the biggest highlight of the event – we will have EARLY BIRD FIELD TRIP REGISTRATION OPEN!!!!

I’ll be sending out another reminder next month with more details about which organizations will be there, as well as a schedule of when things will be happening during the Open House.

The Youth Education Staff

About Heather Mullins

Dr. 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. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Her dissertation focused on improving principal practice through strategic professional development. 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. 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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