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!