Talisha Reynolds teaches third grade at North Newton Elementary School. She recently graduated from Grand Canyon University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Talisha has worked at Thornton/North Newton for the past 13 years as a teacher assistant, and she is very excited to begin her teaching career at North Newton! She loves working with elementary children and wants to be the person students are comfortable with at school. She said, “I want them to know that I love them just like my own in and outside of the school.” In her free time, Talisha enjoys watching her children do what they love. She is constantly running from baseball to softball fields and even to pageants. When her children are not playing, she enjoys playing softball as well. Talisha currently plays in a women’s league in Conover and for her church co-ed league.
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.