Hello! My name is Kate Edwards and I am excited to be a part of NCHS. While this is my first year teaching at Newton-Conover High School it is my 5th year teaching. Our wonderful Teacher Assistants this year are Trudy Helms and Tasha Redmon.
1st Period - 7:40 - 9:00 - English IV - Room 104
2nd Period - 9:05 - 10:25 - American History I / Occupational Preparation II - Room 104
Red Devil Success - 10:30- 11:05 - Room 104
Lunch - 11:10 - 11:35
3rd Period - 11:40 - 1:10 - English II / Occupational Preparation III & IV - Room 104
4th Period - 1:15 - 2:40 - Planning - Room 104
Before I taught, I spent several years in the business/ medical field. I went back to school to become an EC teacher after my two daughters (14 & 11) were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and ADHD/dyslexia respectively. I graduated from Western Carolina University with a Masters of Arts in Teaching with concentrations in comprehensive education and adaptive curriculum.
I am originally from Michigan and live in Newton with my husband of 16 years, daughters, mother-in-law, and two very spoiled dogs. My husband is currently a student at CVCC working on a degree in information technology, my older daughter, Julianne, is a freshmen at Discovery High School, and my younger daughter is in 6th grade at Startown Elementary School.
My hobbies include attending church activities, reading, family genealogy, traveling, learning about and using essential oils, and spending time with my family. My involvement in the Autism community includes being a part of the Autism Society of North Carolina, SPARK, and assisting in the planning the Autism Education Foundation's annual Bash for Autism. I also serve on the Newton-Conover City School's Autism Team. I am expanding my knowledge by currently exploring the topic of transitioning from adolescence to adulthood. If you have any questions please ask. Much of what I am learning about transitioning is not exclusive to people with autism spectrum disorders.