James Frye serves as the District Instructional Technology Facilitator for Newton-Conover City Schools. Formerly, he was an English and Journalism Teacher at Newton-Conover High School in Newton, NC. He is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow and has spent time studying education at the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal in Germany. James graduated from Michigan State University, where he earned an M.A. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Educational Technology. James also holds a B.A. in English/Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, where he serves as an Adjunct Professor of Education. In addition to modeling innovative teaching and learning practices through both the classroom and leading various professional learning experiences, he also serves to lead North Carolina educator initiatives collaboratively with other outstanding educators, including #NCed chat on Twitter and Edcamp WNC. He is a member of the North Carolina Digital Leadership Coaches’ Network. James also maintains an active digital PLN on Twitter (@mrjamesfrye). He resides in Hickory with his wife, Kendall. James enjoys reading, hiking, mountain climbing, etc. as well as music, computers and information technology.
I am thrilled to be able to serve in such an incredible district as Newton-Conover City Schools, one which is committed to advancing forward with a universally-technological pedagogy, tying the knot between content and pedagogy and increasing its emphasis on student-centered learning. I am proud to be a part of the current paradigm shift in education.