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Category Archives: NCCS Family

BT Spotlight: Jordan Abernethy – Shuford Elementary

Jordan Abernethy

Jordan Abernethy is currently teaching 2nd grade at Shuford Elementary School. Jordan student taught at Shuford in first grade and is thrilled to be back at Newton-Conover City Schools to begin her teaching career! She recently graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. She is also currently pursuing her Master’s Degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University ... Read More »

Exceptional Children’s Teacher of the Month

Tammy Barrow has been with the Newton-Conover City School District for 21 years and at Newton-Conover Middle School specifically for a year and a half. She teaches an Exceptional Children’s self-contained classroom, where she helps her students meet their academic and social needs. She also helps out in multiple ways that go beyond her day-to-day job, including facilitating Crisis Prevention Institute ... Read More »

BT Spotlight: Shoua Xiong – North Newton Elementary

North Newton Teacher Shoua Xiong

Shoua Xiong is currently teaching 4th grade math and science at North Newton Elementary. She graduated from Appalachian State University in December of 2015 with her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Shoua has a strong passion working with children and believes that all children are capable and competent individuals that can reach their full potential with support, guidance, and ... Read More »

BT Spotlight: Stephanie Henze – Newton-Conover Middle School

NCMS Teacher Stephanie Henze and her five children

Stephanie Henze is an eighth grade math teacher at Newton Conover Middle School.  She graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology.  She received her teaching certification from Concordia University Irvine.  She was born in Tennessee and has lived in several states throughout the South as well as California.  She is also a ... Read More »

BT Spotlight: Gaston Tillery – North Newton Elementary

Teacher Gaston Tillery

Gaston Tillery is a 3rd grade teacher at North Newton Elementary School. He graduated from Appalachian State University in May, 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Throughout his days at ASU, Gaston worked as a Sales Associate at Ralph Lauren in Blowing Rock, NC. Prior to graduation Gaston student taught at Mountain View Elementary School in West Jefferson, ... Read More »

BT Spotlight: Chief Dan Trainor – Naval Science Instructor at Newton-Conover High School

Chief Dan Trainor

Chief Dan Trainor is a Naval Science Instructor at Newton-Conover High School.  He spent 20 years in the United States Navy.  Duty stations included NCTAMS Guam, USS Tarawa (LHA-1), NNPTC Charleston, USS Vicksburg (CG-69), Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, IL, and USS Halyburton (FFG-40). Dan also spent four years as a Maintenance Manager at Plastic Packaging, Inc.  He received his ... Read More »

BT Spotlight: Huader Yiengyouav – North Newton Elementary

Huader Yiengyouav - Teacher at North Newton

Huader Yiengyouav is currently teaching at North Newton Elementary as an EC Resource Teacher. She graduated from the University of Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) with her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and Minor in Mathematics. After graduation, she worked in nonprofit agencies where she provided support to children and adults with developmental disabilities in Charlotte. During this time, she pursued ... Read More »

BT Spotlight: Christian Underwood – Elementary Drama Teacher

Teacher Christian Underwood

Christian Underwood is the Drama teacher for each of the elementary schools.  He is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a degree in Theatre Arts Education.   Previously he substitute taught for NCCS.  He also worked professionally for Bright Star Touring Theatre based out of Asheville, NC.  Through Bright Star, he toured the country performing shows for elementary students.   Read More »

N-CHS Students Visit Bandys, Accepting Donations for Family in Need

NCHS students deliver banner to Bandys High School

A group of students and Mr. Cannon, N-CHS Assistant Principal, visited Bandys HS to deliver a card/banner to the school. This past week, Bandys lost a student. N-CHS students met with their student body president and a group of class representatives. This was a wonderful visit and Bandys was extremely happy and felt supported from our visit. Mr. Cannon is ... Read More »

2016-2017 Merit Based Bonus

The General Assembly approved the 2016 Appropriations Act in July 2016 which provides a one-time merit-based bonus for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Per the General Assembly, the merit based bonuses are for non-educators and may include school based administrators, central office and non-certified personnel. Teachers and instructional support paid on the teacher salary schedules are not eligible to receive this merit based bonus. ... Read More »