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Administrator Spotlight: Amber Humphrey

In honor of Principals’ Appreciation Month, Newton-Conover City Schools will be spotlighting its incredible Principals from now through the end of October.  Today’s feature is on Mrs. Amber Humphrey, Principal of South Newton Elementary!

Amber Humphrey serves as the Principal of South Newton Elementary.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in 2002 from Concord University in Elementary Education with an add-on in Early Education and obtained her Master’s Degree in Executive Leadership from Gardner Webb University in 2010. She spent five years as an elementary teacher before joining Newton Conover City Schools as an Instructional Coach at Shuford Elementary where she served for 7 years before being named Principal of South Newton Elementary in 2015. Amber lives in Newton with her husband Jason and two children, Phineas and Emerson. She enjoys visiting her home state of West Virginia and spending time with her family.

About James Frye

James Frye (@mrjamesfrye) serves as Instructional Technology Facilitator and Public Information Officer for Newton-Conover City Schools. Formerly, he was an English and Journalism Teacher at Newton-Conover High School and a Blended/Virtual English Teacher. He is a NC Teaching Fellow and studied education abroad at the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal in Germany. James holds a Post-Masters Certificate in Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction with a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology from Michigan State University, and a B.A. in English/Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he serves as an Adjunct Professor. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law with The University of Kentucky. In addition to modeling technological and leadership innovation and leading various professional learning, Jamie also serves statewide on the NC Digital Learning Initiative Advisory Board/Home Base Design Team, the NC Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s Board of Directors, the #NCed Leadership Team, and is co-founder of Edcamp WNC. He is a member of the NC Digital Leadership Coaches’ Network, and was named an international Emerging Leader by ASCD in 2015. He resides in Hickory with his wife and their baby girl.

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