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BT Spotlight: Megan Sigmon – North Newton Elementary School

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Megan Sigmon is a third grade teacher at North Newton Elementary. She completed her student teaching at North Newton Elementary last year and then worked as a tutor for third grade. She graduated Cum Laude from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. Ms. Sigmon is passionate about creating lifelong learners and  instilling a love ... Read More »

BT Spotlight: Emily Alton – South Newton Elementary School

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Emily Alton is the fifth grade science teacher at South Newton Elementary School. She previously student taught at South Newton in third grade. She has recently graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University with her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. Emily is a member of Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society. During her time in college, Emily was placed on both the ... Read More »

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 »

BT Spotlight: Talisha Reynolds – North Newton Elementary

Talisha Reynolds

Talisha Reynolds teaches third grade at North Newton Elementary School. She recently graduated from Grand Canyon University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Talisha has worked at Thornton/North Newton for the past 13 years as a teacher assistant, and she is very excited to begin her teaching career at North Newton! She loves working with elementary children ... Read More »

BT Spotlight: Kayla Sigmon – Shuford Elementary

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Kayla Sigmon is the Pre-K teacher at Shuford Elementary.  Ms. Sigmon is a graduate of Newton-Conover and is proud to be working within the district she calls home.  She graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in Child Development.  Previously, Ms. Sigmon worked with Community Schools at Conover School.  This experience allowed the passion for teaching to ... Read More »

BT Spotlight: Austin Allen – Newton-Conover Middle School

Austin Allen is a school counselor at Newton-Conover Middle School. He recently graduated from Presbyterian College with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in sociology. He is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University in School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He is passionate about helping other people pursue their ideal life. In ... Read More »

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 »

BT Spotlight: Rachel Spencer – Conover School

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Rachel Spencer is the EC Pre-K teacher at Conover School.  She graduated from Appalachian State University in December 2013 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Birth through Kindergarten with dual licensure in Special Education.  She is currently attending Liberty University where she will graduate in December with a Master of Education in Teaching and Learning: Early Childhood Education.  She ... Read More »

BT Spotlight – Jennifer Smierciak, Newton-Conover Middle School

Teacher Jennifer Smierciak

Jennifer Smierciak is the 7th grade EC Teacher at Newton-Conover Middle School. In 2014, she graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in Special Education (PK-8) and Early Grades (PK-4). She was born and raised in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and just recently moved to North Carolina last summer. Previously, she taught all subject areas to ... Read More »

BT Spotlight: Linsey Robertson – South Newton Elementary School

Linsey Robertson

Linsey Robertson is the School Counselor at South Newton Elementary School.  She recently graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Master’s degree in School Counseling and a Play Therapy Certificate.  She is also a Nationally Certified Counselor.  Originally from the Outer Banks, North Carolina, she is very enthusiastic about joining the NCCS family.  Her passion is ... Read More »