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Category Archives: Superintendent’s Corner

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NCCS Opening

This morning’s kickoff meeting was wonderful. I am energized each year by the creativity, work ethic, and commitment of all of our schools. As I shared, we are making differences in the legacy and future of the students we serve. As we seek to serve them, we too are learning, growing, evolving, and improving our ability to find success for ... Read More »

Gratitude for Our Newton-Conover Family

Dr. David Stegall and Kevin Campbell

No one in Newton-Conover City Schools or our community was prepared for the challenge we faced this week with the passing of Kevin Campbell, one of the finest educators and leaders in our state.  Mr. Campbell embodied Red Devil Pride.  He loved this district, NCHS, our kids, and this community.  We never saw Mr. Campbell when he did not have ... Read More »


Wheat in farmer's hands

Spring is here. I love the renewal of life that is evident during the spring season. Spring always gives me a boost of energy and enthusiasm. The warmer weather, the beautiful flowers and trees, the seemingly reemergence from bunkers of warmth for animals and people alike, each of these renew my spirit. For educators, spring is an important benchmark. It ... Read More »

Education in Newton-Conover- A GREAT CHOICE

Public education is the great equalizer. It has changed the legacy and future of countless individuals throughout the years. More and more families are looking at multiple options for education. Parents want the best choice for their child and their family. We wholeheartedly agree that families should find the best fit for their children. If all a school does is ... Read More »

The Challenge to Lead

Our district is in the midst of exciting changes and growth. We have a thriving Leader in Me school at South Newton, our middle school is transitioning to an exciting STEM school, North Newton will open next school year as an Internationally focused school with a Dual Language tract for students. In fact, we have great things happening at all ... Read More »

Mid-Year Reflections and Continuous Improvement

It’s hard to believe that first semester is coming to an end.  Our high school students are beginning exams, and our middle and elementary schools are in the mid-year benchmark season.  It is this time of year when we pause to reflect on what’s going well and areas we have for improvement.  It has been my goal as superintendent to ... Read More »


Thank You.  These two simple words convey so many positive feelings from the sender to the receiver yet so often go unsaid.  We live in an increasingly cynical world which not only neglects being thankful, it actually celebrates the opposite.  News, sports, and entertainment channels are littered with shows devoted to criticizing everything from government policy to athlete’s and coaches’ ... Read More »

District and School Leaders Go Back to School

The past two weeks, district leaders did something that is probably long overdue – we went back to school.  On November 5th, nine leaders from the district showed up at Newton-Conover Middle School for all day shadowing, unbeknownst to the staff or building leadership. The purpose of the visit was solely student-centered. We wanted to understand what life is like ... Read More »

Culture Always Wins

It’s football season, and the Major League Baseball World Series is right around the corner. You may have noticed that most of the same teams that seem to be at the top of the standings year after year are again leading the way again this year. Have you ever wondered why it is that some teams and organizations seem to ... Read More »

Think Like an Intern

I had the pleasure to attend a recent meeting with area businesses and our Chamber of Commerce where we discussed ways to offer up increased quality internship experiences for our students. Some of you may not realize that our students have had hundreds of internship experiences in hospitals, with elected officials, with law enforcement, in vet clinics, in local business, ... Read More »