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Administrator Spotlight: Chris Penley

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 Mr. Chris Penley, Principal of Newton-Conover High School!

Chris Penley is currently in his 20th year in education and his 3rd year as principal at Newton-Conover High School.  He received his undergraduate degree from Western Carolina in 1997 and his Masters degree in School Administration from Gardner Webb in 2008.  Mr. Penley was a social studies teacher, varsity baseball and football coach, department chair, and Assistant Athletic Director.  At South Caldwell High School, he was named 2006 teacher of the year and was part of a State Championship in baseball. He has been a school administrator for 9 years.

Responsibilities: Teacher Observations, Discipline, Athletics, Curriculum, Partnerships, and all day to day operations of the high school setting.

About Leah Bobbett

Leah attends Lenoir-Rhyne University as a senior. At Lenoir-Rhyne she has taken coursework in public relations, broadcast, journalism, and public speaking. She has also taken classes on argumentation, advocacy, and rhetoric. During summers previous she has worked with a number of organizations, to assist in their public relations departments, their social media departments, and planning events for them. On campus, she is currently the social media director for the SARA Club. Leah wrote for the Lenoir-Rhyne student newspaper, the LRN Monthly, for two semesters. Leah is also part of Lambda Pi Eta, the communications honor society for college students.

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