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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.

N-CCS receives $49,000 Digital Learning grant to showcase Blended and Personalized Learning

Blended Learning at Shuford Elementary

For immediate release Dec. 14, 2017 N-CCS receives $49,000 Digital Learning grant to showcase Blended and Personalized Learning North Carolina’s efforts to advance digital-age teaching and learning in the state’s public schools are getting a boost from a new grant initiative aimed at supporting local districts in the development and dissemination of innovative models for digital learning — and Newton-Conover ... Read More »

Angelo Palozzi named 2017 Mid-Atlantic High School Soccer Coach of the Year

Angelo Palozzi

Angelo Palozzi, Boys Soccer Coach, has been named the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Region, Small Public School, High School Boys Coach of the Year by the National United Soccer Coaches Association.  Coach Palozzi will be presented with the award at the annual High School Coaches Breakfast, on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at the Marriott Grand Ballroom G/H in Philadelphia, in conjunction with the ... Read More »

Temprano Techvestors of Newton, NC challenges local community to raise funds for K-64 Economic Development and Education Initiative

temprano techvestors logo

Contact:  Jennifer Cutts Phone:  704.996.3041 Email:  jennifer@temprano.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Newton-Based Company Donates $10,000 to Local Education and Economic Development Initiative; Pledges up to 100% Additional Funding to Match Community Donations Temprano Techvestors of Newton, NC challenges local community to raise funds for K-64 Economic Development and Education Initiative NEWTON, NC –  Temprano Techvestors, a high-tech company operating in software ... Read More »

‘Tis the Season — We Want to Hear Why You’re #ThankfulForN-CCS (you could win a $50 gift card!)

N-CCS District Logo

Now through 11/24, we are looking for stories from our staff, students, and community to share a message of joy this holiday season regarding a positive experience you’ve had in N-CCS, or a manner in which the N-CCS helped you to grow.  You may be featured in our next commercial! One lucky winner will be selected to receive a $50 ... Read More »

ParentU Kickoff Session Connects Parents and Community

Nick Jenkins LRU and parents

On Thursday, October 19th at 6:00pm, Newton-Conover City Schools officially kicked off its 2017-18 ParentU series with a session on applying for Financial Aid from Mr. Nick Jenkins, Director of Financial Aid at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC. Parents who attended the session received detailed information and instructions on how to help their child apply for financial aid for college, ... Read More »

Administrator Spotlight: Amber Humphrey

Amber South Newton

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 Mrs. Amber Humphrey, Principal of South Newton Elementary! Amber Humphrey serves as the Principal of South Newton Elementary.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in 2002 from Concord University in Elementary Education with an add-on ... Read More »

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

Stegall at Conover

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 ... Read More »

Mantra Lingua PENpal Empowers All Students to Verbalize

PENpal student at Conover School

Mrs. Eileen Cangemi and Mrs. Rebecca Schaeffer of Conover School set out to fulfill a goal of providing all students, regardless of their disability, the ability to have access to read and verbalize their wants, needs, likes, dislikes and access the curriculum more innovatively and independently.  Through an Innovative Grant, they were able to obtain a Mantra Lingua PENpal. PENpal ... Read More »

October 2017 Board of Education Meeting

The October Board Meeting opened on a chilly evening, filled with accolades for our students, staff and community. South Newton students Jordan Rice, Sequoia Wilson, Bryson Lowdermilk, and Hunter Hooks led us in our pledge for the evening. Mr. Shane Whitener, Principal of North Newton Elementary, recognized both Tara Ramsey, math teacher, and Emily Miller, Guidance Counselor, for the incredible ... Read More »

Administrator Spotlight: Ms. Kisha Clemons

Kisha Clemons headshot

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 Ms. Kisha Clemons, Principal of Shuford Elementary School! Kisha Clemons serves as the Principal at Shuford Elementary in Newton-Conover City Schools.  Ms. Clemons is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow and completed her BS in ... Read More »