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NT3 Grant Provides NCCS Leaders an Opportunity to Learn from Leaders Across the US

Dr. Mullins (District Sponsor) and Angie Sigmon (Improvement Lead) recently attended Learning Session 3 in Denver, Colorado for the NT3 Grant Newton-Conover received through The National Board.  The grant provides over $100,000 in funding over two years to provide professional learning and growth opportunities for teachers. The goal of the grant is to ensure teachers understand the tenets of accomplished teaching, including the five core propositions of National Board.    

This learning session provided time to work with other job-alike leaders, plan for the remainder of the year, and make any necessary changes to our current budget.  Dr. Mullins represented North Carolina as she presented to other district sponsors and steering teams about Improvement Science.  The NT3 Teams at each elementary school will be coming together on April 12th to discuss this year’s progress, plan for next year, and determine the budget for the 2017-18 school year.  

If you have questions about the NT3 grant, please contact Angie Sigmon –

Photo of the North Carolina NT3 Team

NT3 North Carolina Team: L-R: Angie Sigmon – Improvement Lead, Newton-Conover City Schools; Anna Lankford – District Sponsor, Wilkes County Schools; Dr. Heather Mullins – District Sponsor, Newton-Conover City Schools; Elic Senter – State Steering Committee Member, NCAE; Beth Edwards – State Implementation Lead; Marci Harvey – State Steering Committee, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools; Dr. Jim Brooks – Improvement Lead, Wilkes County Schools


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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