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Student-Centered Innovation: The Vision and Mission for Newton-Conover Schools

Over the last five years, the vision and mission for Newton-Conover has been focused on finding ways to empower our students and staff to be innovators, creators, and leaders in all aspects of school and community. We are proud to say that our students and staff are achieving excellence in many ways — most recently, as one of 6 districts in North Carolina with all schools meeting or exceeding expected growth and no schools with letter grades of D or F.  This is an incredible accomplishment, and a testament to the hard work that our students and staff are doing in every classroom, every day!
Dr. Stegall, our Superintendent who is currently among the final 8 Superintendents in the running for the NC State Superintendent of the Year, has played a pivotal role in establishing and empowering this vision and mission. This video was created as a way to tell a story about the last five years in N-CCS.  This video will be reviewed by the state committee evaluating each of the remaining 8 Superintendents.
Good luck, Dr. Stegall!

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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