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BT Spotlight: Sarah Fundaun – Newton-Conover High School

Sarah Fundaun

Ms. Sarah Fundaun is the Chemistry teacher at Newton-Conover High School. She graduated from Appalachian State University with a BS in Chemistry with a concentration in Secondary Education. During her junior year, she worked as a research assistant where she contributed to a more in depth understanding of the long term effects of oil spills. Through this experience she found ... Read More »

Educator of Excellence

Ms. Eileen Cangemi, teacher at Conover School, was recognized at the North Carolina Exceptional Children’s Conference as an Educator of Excellence.  Ms. Cangemi is a phenomenal teacher who works primarily with the elementary age students at Conover School.  She has taught for over 30 years and spends her free time with her three daughters as well as making adaptive books ... Read More »

Newton-Conover Teachers Successfully Renew National Board Certification

NBCT ribbon

Nearly 4,000 NBCTs Successfully Renew this year across North Carolina. We are fortunate to have two of those Renewed Accomplished Teachers in Newton-Conover City Schools. Congratulations to: Haskew Smith – Newton Conover High School Anna Stewart – Newton Conover Middle School. Thousands of National Board Certified Teachers, including Anna and Haskew, were on the edges of their seat as they ... Read More »

New Hire Spotlight: Eric Ramseur – Discovery High School

Photo of Eric Ramseur

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 »

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 ... Read More »

Administrator Spotlight: John Robinson

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 Mr. John Robinson, Principal of Discovery High School! John Robinson graduated from Northwest Cabarrus High School in Kannapolis, NC. He also graduated from the University of North Carolina Charlotte with a BA in English, ... Read More »

Administrator Spotlight: Brittany Gaines

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. Brittany Gaines, Instructional Coach of South Newton Elementary School! Brittany Gaines serves is the instructional coach at South Newton Elementary School. She has previously served as a third and fourth grade teacher at ... Read More »

Administrator Spotlight: Amber Humphrey

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. 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 »

Administrator Spotlight: Jill Hager

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. Jill Hager, Instructional Coach of North Newton Elementary School! Jill Hager currently serves at North Newton Elementary as the instructional coach and has for the past 10 years and was a former  K-2 ... Read More »

Administrator Spotlight: Shane Whitener

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 Mr. Shane Whitener, Principal of North Newton Elementary School! Mr. Whitener received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Appalachian State University. He has been in the Newton-Conover School District for 18 years at ... Read More »