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N-CCS Selects First Cohort of Teacherpreneurs

NCCS Teacherpreneurs

Congratulations to the N-CCS Teacherpreneurs Cohort #1. Our 2017-18 Teacherpreneurs include (L-R) Kneeling – Sara McCall – South Newton, Emily Sauceda – Shuford. Standing – Rochelle Medvec – Conover, Heather Reynolds – South Newton, Jody Dixon – Discovery, Caroline McCrary – NCHS, Greg Hardy – NCHS, Betsy Holland – NCHS, Ashley Arndt – North Newton, Jordan Moore – NCMS, Kelly Cannon – NCMS, Mischele Glover – Shuford. Not Pictured – Tara Ramsey – North Newton.

Newton-Conover City Schools is proud to introduce our first cohort of Teacherpreneurs – innovative teacher leaders who lead but don’t leave the classroom.  This group of teacher leaders was selected by principals and district leaders based on their leadership potential as well as their relationships with colleagues.  N-CCS Teacherpreneurs will be taking part in a year-long leadership training program that consists of completing a school improvement project,  engaging in a week-long leadership development experience at NCCAT with district leaders, leaders from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, former school administrators, and National Board consultants.  They will engage in a book study of the book Teacherpreneurs:  Innovative Teachers Who Lead but Don’t Leave, and they will take part in a variety of team building and leadership activities.  The N-CCS Teacherpreneurs will serve as consultants to district leadership on specific current issues.  They will be honored at the 2018 Staff of the Year Banquet in May.

This program is funded through the NT3 Grant.  To learn more about Teacherpreneurs or the NT3 Grant, please contact Dr. Heather Mullins at

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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