October is National Principals Appreciation Month. Here in the Newton-Conover City Schools, we are fortunate to have fantastic principals leading our staff and students each day. We are also blessed to have strong Instructional Coaches and Assistant Principals helping to lead the charge to make sure our campuses are safe, nurturing places where students are able to learn to their greatest potential. All of our building-level leaders are true servant-leaders who understand that their role is to attend to the needs of a variety of stakeholders on a daily basis. During this month in honor of what we are calling "Admin Appreciation Month", our school system wants to honor these folks and shine a spotlight on them to let them know how much we appreciate them as professionals and as people. Please join us in honoring these folks for the difficult work they do!!!! Today, Dr. Gabriel and N-CCS recognizes Chris Penley, Principal of Newton-Conover High School.
Mr. Penley is the prototype of a high school principal. He loves everything about high schools: teaching & learning, performing arts, athletic contests, prom, clubs, pep rallies, etc…..and his students and staff know that he loves high school. More than that, his students and staff know that he loves them. He has led the high school to 3 consecutive years of meeting or exceeding growth and to the first letter grade of B in the history of Newton-Conover High School. Mr. Penley has been recognized as Principal of the Year for our school system. Mr. Penley and N-CHS are synonymous with each other.