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Dr. David Stegall is the Superintendent for Newton-Conover City Schools. He previously served Newton-Conover as the Associate Superintendent, and previous to that as the Director of Elementary Curriculum, ESL (English as a second language) and AIG (academically and intellectually gifted). In February, 2012 he was named the Outstanding Young Educator for North Carolina by NCASCD and was a National Finalist for the ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award. In 2016 Dr. Stegall was named a National Superintendent to Watch by NSPRA. Dr. Stegall joined the Newton-Conover City School system from Iredell-Statesville Schools in July 2007. He has presented at the state, national and international levels on professional learning communities and teacher empowerment. Dr. Stegall received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte; a master's degree in education from Gardner-Webb University; an education specialist degree in education administration from Appalachian State University; and a doctorate degree in educational leadership from ASU.

Welcome Back

Welcome back everyone! I hope you had a restful and fun summer. In just a few short days, our wonderful students return. This time of year is always so exciting to me. We are blessed to work in a profession that allows us a new start each year. We have the opportunity to reflect, adjust, and revise as needed to ... Read More »

Fruits of Your Labor

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Anyone can count the seeds in an apple. Test scores are much like the seeds of an apple. As educators, you see the Apples in the Seeds. You see in others what they can grow into. Many people in our society struggle to see the possibilities and the potential that you see. However, a seed not properly planted and nourished bears ... Read More »

Class size changes and the unintended consequences

As many of you are aware, last year the North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation which changed the funding formula and class size restrictions for elementary schools. An apparent unintended consequence of this legislation was that the law removed the flexibility for school districts to use teacher allotments to hire “specials”-music, art, drama, Spanish, technology, and PE teachers for elementary ... Read More »

What Do You Know That You Were Not Taught? The Year of the Teacher.

NCCS 2016 Teachers of the Year and Principal of the Year

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The Difference a Few Degrees Makes

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Many Great Leaders to Learn From in Our District

Candace Styers

This past week, our district celebrated the school teachers of the year, the assistant principal of the year, the principal of the year, and the first year teacher of the year. We also revealed the district teacher of the year. This was a joyous event, and all of the educators who were recognized had very similar attributes. In fact, many ... Read More »

Welcome Back 2016

Screenshot of Dr. David Stegall

Dr. Stegall’s video message welcomes back everyone for the 2016-17 school year. The video can be found here.   Read More »

Moonshot Thinking!

At the beginning of the year, I asked everyone in our district at the opening convocation to consider moonshot thinking in our schools and classrooms this year. If you’ll recall, I shared how some of our country’s greatest discoveries and accomplishments resulted from individuals and groups thinking outside of the box and taking risks. I encouraged each of you to ... Read More »

DICK’S Sporting Goods Basketball Tournament is a Success On and Off the Court-Each school receives $3,000 from gate proceeds

Representatives from School Districts accept $275,000 from gate proceeds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 7, 2016 Final accounting has been turned in for the DICK’S Sporting Goods Classic High School Basketball Tournament and each of the eight participating schools received checks for $3,000, plus $100 in DICK’S gift cards.  The DICK’S Sporting Goods Classic is well known throughout the region as the premier holiday high school basketball tournament over the ... Read More »

Connect NC Bond- Your vote matters

Screenshot of Connect NC

When you go to the polls to vote on March 15, you will all notice a bond on the ballot, the Connect NC Bond.  The $2 billion bond will connect North Carolina to the 21st century through statewide investments in education, parks, safety, recreation, and water and sewer infrastructure.  The first two things most people ask about a bond are: ... Read More »