College of Education News

January 2015

RCOE Advancement Board Member Honored with the North Carolina Excellence in Teaching Award

January 29, 2015 - The NC Community College System (NCCCS) has given John Neathery, Alamance Community College instructor, its highest award as the top community college instructor in North Carolina. This is the first time that an instructor from Alamance Community College has been honored with the North Carolina Excellence in Teaching Award. North Carolina has 58 community colleges and each nominates an instructor for consideration. ACC has had a few instructors in the past who reached the... [more]

Film Brings in Big Crowd for Native American History Month

 January 13, 2015 - Appalachian State University's Greenbrier Theater was nearly filled to capacity as the film "The Cherokee Word for Water" had its campus premiere in honor of Native American History Month. The Gadugi Program, a partnership between Appalachian State and Cherokee Central Schools, sponsored the film, which depicts the true-life and inspiring story of Wilma Mankiller. Gadugi members Joi Owle, Kayla Pheasant, and E.J. Carroll assisted with the presentation of the film.... [more]

December 2014

December Alumni Spotlight: Corie Maffett '13

December 2, 2014 - Meet Corie Maffett. Corie is a recent graduate of the Reich College of Education, having received her master’s degree in middle grades education with a language arts concentration. She currently works for East Forsyth Middle School as a sixth grade science teacher. Hailing from Waldorf, Maryland, Corie graduated with her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Winston-Salem State University in 2010. After beginning her teaching career, she decided to work... [more]

November 2014

MLS Alumna Featured in Charlotte Observer

November 20, 2014 - Julianne Moore who received her master's degree in library science in the Reich College of Education was featured in The Charlotte Observer for her work at the J. Hoyt Hayes Troutman Memorial Library in Iredell County. Julianne has been working to bring together the community through the library. Congratuations to Julianne and her team on the success. Follow the link to read the full article.  [more]

Reese Retires after Over Eight Years of Dedicated Service

November 17, 2014 - Joyce Reese, Executive Assistant of the Dean, is retiring after over 8 years of dedicated service to the College. Her last day will be November 30th.  “My favorite part of working for Appalachian and the Reich College of Education has by far been the people I have met and the friendships that I’ve been able to renew,” said Joyce. Joyce is a native Wataugan whose family moved to Boone in the mid-1600s. The second eldest of five children, Joyce and her husband of 46... [more]

November Alumni Spotlight: Tina Mallen '09,'14

November 12, 2014 “Take full advantage of the opportunities presented by your professors.”   That’s the advice that Tina Mallen wants to give to current and future Reich College of Education students.  Tina knows a thing or two about being a student because she graduated with two master’s degrees from the College. In 2009, she graduated with her master’s degree in instructional technology and in 2014, she completed her master’s degree in library science (MLS) Tina also knows... [more]

45 Education Majors Participate in International Student Teaching Program

November 10, 2014 - Forty-five education majors have been selected to participate in the International Student Teaching Program for the Spring 2015 semester.  These students will spend two-thirds of the student teaching semester in a North Carolina School and one-third in an international school in the countries of Costa Rica, England, Germany, Ireland, Scotland and South Africa.  [more]

Reid Receives Jack B. Hefner Memorial Award

 November 10, 2014 - Kurt Reid has won the 2014 Jack B. Hefner Memorial Award, which is awarded to an individual with a disability "who has made significant contributions to enhancing quality of life for North Carolinians with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, individuals whose leadership, achievements, and lives advance a shared contemporary vision of life for people with disabilities and their families." The committee recognized Kurt's work... [more]

Student Advocates for the RCOE during Education GameDay Interview

November 6, 2014 - Nicole Iorio, a junior middle grades education major, was interviewed by David Jackson, two time North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year and "Voice of the Mountaineers", before Education GameDay on November 1.  During the interview, Nicole advocated for the Reich College of Education and Appalachian State University.  "It's really such an honor to say that I am an education major at Appalachian State," said Iorio. "It's such a community."  Nicole is a leader of... [more]

New Middle Grades Assistant/Associate Professor Position Open

November 5, 2014 - The Middle Grades Program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Appalachian State University is seeking applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant or Associate level. Appalachian's Middle Grades Program was the first specialized middle grades teacher preparation program in North Carolina. The faculty and program have achieved state and national recognition in exemplary middle level teacher preparation. The program is seeking a dynamic, dedicated,... [more]
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