Saturday , 17 February 2018
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NCCS Welcomes Ashley Wright to South Newton Elementary

Mrs. Ashley Wright is proud to be joining the Kindergarten Team at South Newton Elementary this year!  For the past 10 years, she has taught Kindergarten, 3rd grade, and served as a reading specialist at Claremont Elementary School in the Catawba County School System.  Mrs. Wright truly feels that Kindergarten is her calling and enjoys coming to work each day to inspire, teach and enjoy each of her students.  

Mrs. Wright earned her Master’s Degree in Reading Education from Appalachian State University in May, 2010.  She previously earned her Bachelor’s of Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina – Charlotte in December, 2006.  Mrs. Wright’s professional passions are deeply rooted in teaching the whole child.  To create and encourage a nurturing and loving “family” environment in her classroom, Mrs. Wright begins by building relationships with each student, collaborating with her students and families, encouraging each child to explore and hone their talents, skills and gifts to gain confidence, exhibit leadership, and grow to the top of their potential to be the best that they can be.  She puts much emphasis on teamwork, character-building, and LOVE in the classroom.  She understands that her students “don’t care how much she knows, until they know how much she CARES.”   In her spare time, Mrs. Wright enjoys spending time with her husband and son, enjoying life and making memories together.  Photography is also one of Mrs. Wright’s true passions – for the last 7 years, she has enjoyed owning her own photography business!  Mrs. Wright also loves reading, visiting and vacationing in tropical paradises, and spending time outside enjoying the beauty and blessings that surround us.

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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