Sunday , 21 January 2018
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New Hire Spotlight: Chris Martin – Newton-Conover Middle School

Chris Martin named teacher of the month

Chris Martin is a 7th grade Social Studies teacher at Newton-Conover STEM Middle School. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University in Middle Grades Education with concentrations in Language Arts and Social Studies. Chris began teaching English Language Arts and Social Studies at North Wilkes Middle School in 2014. Before entering the teaching profession, he worked extensively in building supply and construction in both his home town of Taylorsville and the Charlotte metro area. Chris began coaching middle school sports in 2005, and he will be assisting with football and wrestling this year at Newton-Conover Middle School. Mr. Martin’s passion and drive for teaching are rooted in his own education where a special group of coaches and teachers helped him grow and develop into the person he is today. He is excited to make an impact on many young men and women this year at NCMS!

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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