Thursday , 14 December 2017
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NCCS Welcomes Chasity Bolch to Newton-Conover Middle School

Mrs. Chasity Bolch is teaching 6th grade math and science at Newton-Conover Middle School. For the past 9 years she has taught 7th grade math and science at River Bend Middle School. Chasity received her Bachelor’s degree in middle grades math and science from Western Carolina University in 2008. In 2013, she earned her Master’s degree in middle grades education while still teaching. At River Bend, Chasity was able to transform the school climate as coach of their PBIS team. She was part of the school’s success in earning green ribbon status in 2015 and model school status in 2016. She has presented at NC Middle Level Education Conference on successful use of PBIS in the middle school. Chasity also presented at the NCMLE conference on effective teaming along with her former teammate and fellow N-C newcomer, Carrie Pratt. Chasity loves everything about working in middle school, especially the responsibility of working with adolescents at this vulnerable, yet critical stage of development. In her free time, Chasity can be found spending time outdoors with her husband and 2 little girls, running in local 5ks, or teaching karate to little dragons!

Mrs. Bolch sitting at her kidney table

 

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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