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Welcome to Curriculum and Instruction in Newton-Conover City Schools!  My name is Heather Mullins, and I serve as the Chief Academic Officer in the district.  
 
My primary responsibilities include:
  • Oversight of K-12 Curriculum and Instruction 
  • Beginning Teacher Support
  • Title II - Professional Development
  • High School Curriculum
  • Academically Gifted Education
 
I have been fortunate to have had a wide variety of educational experiences that have prepared me for supporting curriculum and instruction in this district.
 
I served as a Regional Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and as an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University. Prior to these experiences, I served as a curriculum specialist in Hickory City Schools, and a high school English teacher and coach in both Hickory City Schools and Wilkes County Schools.  In 2002, I achieved my National Board Certification.  
 
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University where I was a North Carolina Teaching Fellow. I completed my Master’s degree in Gifted Education at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte.  I completed my Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Western Carolina University.  
 
I am delighted to be a part of the Newton-Conover Family.