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 Shane Whitener, Principal Discovery High School.
Mr. Whitener is entering his second year as principal of Discovery High School. Mr. Whitener led North Newton Elementary School successfully for 5 years prior to coming back to his first love, high school. Mr. Whitener was formerly a math teacher at Newton-Conover High School. He is very focused on student growth and on growing the Discovery High School brand. DHS is in good hands under the leadership of this former N-CCS Principal of the Year.