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Dr. David Stegall is the Superintendent for Newton-Conover City Schools. He previously served Newton-Conover as the Associate Superintendent, and previous to that as the Director of Elementary Curriculum, ESL (English as a second language) and AIG (academically and intellectually gifted). In February, 2012 he was named the Outstanding Young Educator for North Carolina by NCASCD and was a National Finalist for the ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award. In 2016, Dr. Stegall was named a national "Superintendent to Watch" by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA).
Dr. Stegall joined the Newton-Conover City School system from Iredell-Statesville Schools in July 2007. He has presented at the state, national and international levels on professional learning communities and teacher empowerment. Dr. Stegall received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte; a master's degree in education from Gardner-Webb University; an education specialist degree in education administration from Appalachian State University; and a doctorate degree in educational leadership from ASU.
During Dr. Stegall's tenure as superintendent, Newton-Conover achieved the highest graduation rate in the history of North Carolina in 2015 at 97.1% and the district once again achieved the highest graduation rate in North Carolina in 2016 at 93.5%. Also, the district has created magnet programs at multiple schools in the district.
- Leader in ME- South Newton
- Blended Learning- Shuford
- Dual language and World Cultures- North Newton
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)- Newton-Conover Middle
- Project-based learning- Discovery High
- 31 hour college credit Summit Program- Newton-Conover High and DHS
- Newton-Conover is focused on not only high graduation and strong test scores, but helping students find their path to success beyond high school with our 10 year plan approach
- Students have opportunities to have tailored internships during high school in a field of interest
- Schools are equipped with 21st century technology including more than 1 device per student in both high schools
- College and Career prep is a key component of the K-12 experience
- Student safety, wellness, and engagement are top priorities