Dr. Aron Gabriel would like to announce today two principal changes for the Newton-Conover City School district for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. Dr. Donna Heavner, currently principal of Newton-Conover Middle School will be principal of South Newton Elementary School, and Billy Cannon, current principal of South Newton Elementary School will become principal of Newton-Conover Middle School.
Dr. Donna Heavner became principal of Newton-Conover Middle in December of 2017. Before joining Newton-Conover City Schools in 2017, Dr. Heavner served as a principal and assistant principal with Catawba County Schools for over ten years, and taught in both Catawba County and Burke County. She is a graduate of Lenoir Rhyne University and earned her doctorate in educational leadership from Gardner-Webb University.
Mr. Billy Cannon, is a Newton-Conover High School graduate and attended Lenoir-Rhyne University with a degree in elementary education and earned his masters degree in middle grades education from Appalachian State University. He served as an assistant principal at Newton-Conover High School for five years and has also worked as a teacher with the system.