Congratulations to the Newton-Conover City Schools November Employee of the Month, Mrs. Dana Kirby!
Dana is an EC program specialist, who works with middle, high, private, and pre-k students and staff members. Dana works around the clock to assist EC teachers and administrators in keeping students in class, assuring that they are learning, and helping to progress monitor for IEP growth. She worked throughout the summer to make sure that EC students were scheduled in the correct classes at N-CMS, and she works over the weekends and on breaks to coordinate testing paperwork, process EC folders, audit IEP folders, pair students with EC teachers/Regular Education teachers, follow-up on student placement and services, and hold meetings with all stakeholders. She assists with feeding and supporting students who are less fortunate, and she even makes sure that they have proper snacks and meals after school, on breaks, before football practice, etc. She cares for her EC students at the middle and high school, as well as the pre-k and private school students she works with, as if they were her own. She is a friend, resource, and support for school and district level staff, and she is a positive liaison between our school system and other districts/stakeholders. She is a great example of an N-CCS employee. Dana will receive a small monetary token of appreciation for her passion, dedication, and hard work!
If you are interested in nominating a well-deserving faculty or staff member for the December Employee of the Month, click here .
Dana Kirby is just another reason why we are all proud to say, "We are Newton-Conover!"
Angie Sigmon, a K-3 teacher at Shuford Elementary School in Conover, was named North Carolina's latest Milken Educator Award winner and the recipient of a $25,000 prize on Friday, October 17th.
State Superintendent June Atkinson made the surprise announcement during a school-wide assembly. Sigmon is among up to 40 outstanding elementary educators who will receive the Milken Educator Award for the 2014–15 school year, which carries with it an unrestricted financial award of $25,000 and membership in a network of over 2,600 past recipients from across the nation.
State Superintendent June Atkinson said, "In her 13-year career, Angie has inspired her students and colleagues alike to unlock learning potential with technology, to try new things, to help one another and to always believe in themselves. She represents her profession well and we are so fortunate that she has chosen to share her passion and talents with North Carolina’s students and teachers."
For more information on this outstanding N-CCS educator, follow this link: http://nccscurriculum.org/2014/10/17/oscar-of-teaching-bestowed-upon-shuford-elementarys-angie-sigmon/
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