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BT Spotlight: Emily Alton – South Newton Elementary School

Photo of Emily AltonEmily Alton is the fifth grade science teacher at South Newton Elementary School. She previously student taught at South Newton in third grade. She has recently graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University with her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. Emily is a member of Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society. During her time in college, Emily was placed on both the Dean’s List and President’s List, and served as chapter president of her sorority. She is passionate about building connections with her students and inciting an excitement for learning in them. In her free time, Emily enjoys playing the piano, singing, watching football, and spending time with family and friends. She is so excited to be a part of the Newton-Conover family and to start her teaching career.

About Heather Mullins

Dr. 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. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Her dissertation focused on improving principal practice through strategic professional development. 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. 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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