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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.

Newton-Conover’s Initial Cohort of Teacherpreneurs Complete Leadership Seminar at NCCAT

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Thirteen Newton-Conover teachers were selected to participate in a year-long leadership program designed to identify teacher leaders and provide them with both professional development to strengthen their leadership capacity and the opportunity to lead by identifying a problem of practice to address during the 2017-18 school year.  The group meets several times throughout the school year to explore the concept ... Read More »

All NCMS 7th Grade Students to Receive Chromebooks

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K-64 is a partnership between Catawba County Schools, Hickory Public Schools, Newton-Conover City Schools, Catawba Valley Community College and local businesses. The purpose of K-64 is to identify, facilitate and streamline programs and initiatives that are in place and have been proven to be best practices in improving education as related to workforce development.   K-64 aims to further involve ... Read More »

Future Teachers of NC (FTNC) Application Deadline Extended

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NCDPI is looking for highly qualified teachers to offer college-level courses in N.C. high schools. The application deadline for the Future Teachers of NC program has been extended to Nov. 21. Through this new program, students can be exposed to career opportunities in K-12 education while earning college credit. All teachers who are accepted for the program must attend the 3-day curriculum training Dec. ... Read More »

New Hire Spotlight: Eric Ramseur – Discovery High School

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Mr. Ramseur works as a High School Mathematics Teacher at Discovery High School.  This year, Mr. Ramseur is teaching Math 1, Math 2, & Math 3 while assisting in the online AP- Calculus AB/BC courses. Upon graduation with his Bachelor’s Degree from Pembroke State University, Mr. Ramseur went directly to graduate school at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville.  There, ... Read More »

Cultivating Competent Learners by Asking Three Questions

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There is no doubt that one of the greatest charges we have in education is to cultivate competent learners and ensuring that we put them in a position to see the value of their education (Sheninger, 2017).  Engaging  our students in critical conversations about their education ensures we keep an accurate pulse on the learning culture we have created.  Too often our ... Read More »

CheckMark Extension in Google Docs Can Transform Grading

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CheckMark is a new an extension developed to help make it easier for teachers to provide feedback to students in Google Docs. Just add the extension, highlight an area for feedback, and select one of the numerous comments. These comments include common errors such as capitalization, verb tense, rephrasing, and subject/verb agreement. According to Byrne (2017),  “This extension will save teachers ... Read More »

Newton-Conover Middle School to Host EdCamp STEM West

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Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual EdCamp STEM West event on Saturday, January 20th at Newton Conover Middle School. Click here to register! Last year, EdCamp STEM West had 130+ attendees from 21 counties and $1500 in door prizes! Hope to see you there! Read More »

New Hire Spotlight: Chris Martin – Newton-Conover Middle School

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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 ... Read More »

North Newton Teachers Give Students Global Experiences with Google Expeditions

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Jordan Caldwell, North Newton’s Digital Learning Facilitator, has been working with teachers to provide North Newton students with opportunities to explore the world and more through Google Expeditions. Ms. Hoke took her class on a trip inside the human body for an up close look at the Circulatory System.  She used the Read It, Explore It, Research It, Watch It ... Read More »

Fulbright Program “Education in Germany”: Call for Applications

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This professional development seminar will take place from June 24 until July 7, 2018, in Regensburg, a picturesque town in Southern Germany. It offers active U.S. teachers from all types of schools and relevant teaching areas the opportunity to gain a practical overview of the German education system. The syllabus covers aspects such as teacher education, the growing diversity of student ... Read More »