News Roundup


Kindel Turner Nash

Nash Awarded the Early Literacy Teacher Educator of the Year Award

Dr. Kindel Turner Nash, the Spangler Distinguished Professor of Early Childhood Literacy in the Department of Reading Education and Special Education,...

Sydney speaking at event

Golden LEAF Scholarship Recipient Reflects on Her Time at App State

Elementary education major Sydney McKeaver, from Siloam, North Carolina, recently shared the impact that being a Golden LEAF Scholarship recipient has...

Extra Yard for Teachers Recognition

Grant from the Sun Belt Conference Supports Teacher Recruitment for RCOE and WCS

Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education (RCOE) and Watauga County Schools (WCS) received a $6,000 gift from the Sun Belt Conferenc...


Place and Placelessness - Doctoral Symposium

2022 Doctoral Symposium is Friday, November 11, and Saturday, November 12

The Reich College of Education’s (RCOE) Doctoral Program in Education Leadership will host the 2022 Doctoral Symposium online on Friday, N...

Spooky Duke runners beginning the race

Spooky Duke Race and Costume Contest is Saturday, November 5, 2022

The 12th annual Spooky Duke Race and Costume Contest will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2022, on the campus of Appalachian State Universi...


Women in Educational Leadership Symposium is October 6-7, 2022

The seventh annual Women in Educational Leadership Symposium (WIELS) will be held virtually, Thursday, October 6, and Friday, October 7, 2022. Dr...

At Appalachian

Diversity Scholars

10 first-year App State students awarded Diversity Scholars Program Scholarship for 2022–23

Ten first-year students at Appalachian State University have been awarded scholarships through App State’s Diversity Scholars Program for ...

Chancellors Scholars

11 first-year App State students earn Chancellor’s Scholarship for 2022–23

 Eleven first-year students have joined the Appalachian State University Community as Chancellor’s Scholars for the 2022–23 academic year. Th...


Grant to facilitate collaboration between Cherokee and Māori communities

A grant secured by Appalachian State University will facilitate visits by Cherokee high school students and community leaders to New Zealand in spring...

In the Media

Don Phipps accepting award

Don Phipps of Caldwell County is the 2023 Superintendent of the Year

At a ceremony in Greensboro on Tuesday, Don Phipps, superintendent of Caldwell County Schools, was named the 2023 A. Craig Ph...

Participate Learning

Appalachian State University Launches Global Leaders Scholars Program in Partnership with Participate Learning

Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education has a clear vision for preparing its students to become leaders in the field of ...

Spooky duke

Witches, runners compete in annual 5K

Rain did not stop the 12th year of the Spooky Duke Race and it’s 318 participants from helping raise money for the Parent to Parent network. Sp...

Lab School News

Participants for Education Policy Fellowship Program

Six from the RCOE Participate in the Education Policy Fellowship Program

Six staff in the Reich College of Education (RCOE) will be participating in the Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP): Dr. Caroline Beam, Emma Ha...

The ribbon is cut to celebrate the opening of the App State Academy at Elkin.

App State opens Academy at Elkin, its second lab school

Six classrooms are trimmed in black and gold and 25 motivated teachers and support staff are ready to guide classes of mini-Mountaineers in exploratio...

Academy at Elkin staff at ribbon cutting

App State laboratory school ribbon cutting

Appalachian State University held a ribbon cutting ceremony in Elkin on Monday to celebrate the opening of their second Lab School Program.The newly u...