News Roundup


Shawn Ricks

Dr. Shawn Ricks named Chair of Appalachian’s Department of Leadership and Educational Studies

Dr. Shawn Ricks has been named chair of the Department of Leadership and Educational Studies (LES) at Appalachian State University’s Reich College o...

Michelle Derouin

Michelle Derouin ’18 Receives Teacher of the Year Award from NCAFSC

Doctoral student and alumna Michelle Derouin, originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, received the North Carolina Teacher of the Year Award from th...

Zoom Presentation with Dr. Temple Grandin

Dr. Temple Grandin Shares Words of Advice to Graduating Special Education Students

On Thursday, May 14, 2020, students, faculty, and staff in the Reich College of Education’s (RCOE) Department of Reading Education and Special Educa...


Courageous Conversations Inclusive Excellence

Courageous Conversations Series hosted by the Reich College of Education

The oppressive history against people of color, and particularly against Black people in our country, has systematically disadvantaged our most vulner...

Day of Play

Early Childhood Care and Leadership Club Hosts Virtual Day of Play

The Reich College of Education’s (RCOE) Early Childhood Care and Leadership Club (ECCEL) is hosting a Virtual Day of Play. This online event is a ti...

Professional Development

TOY Stories: Lessons from the Watauga County Schools Teachers of the Year

As part of its Sun Belt Conference Extra Yard for Teachers grant, Watauga County Schools (WCS) is partnering with the Appalachian State University’s...

At Appalachian

Dr. Paul Wallace, professor of instructional technology at Appalachian State University and a 2019–20 Fulbright scholar, standing, is pictured with his class at Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod State University in Veliky Novgorod, Russia.

App State’s Fulbright scholars foster international connections despite global pandemic

Dr. Paul Wallace, professor of instructional technology at Appalachian and a 2019–20 Fulbright scholar, had spent nearly seven months living in Veli...

Haley Rose and Lexie All Fulbright Recipients

App State sets new record for Fulbright U.S. Student grant awardees in 2020–21

Congratulations to education majors Haley Rose and Lexie All! The Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships (NCS), a division of Un...

Faculty Experts Online

App State’s online faculty experts weigh in on advantages, challenges of a virtual classroom

As colleges and universities across the country prepare for some degree of combination of remote, online and face-to-face learning this fall, the ...

In the Media

Matthew Thomas-Reid

County volunteers honored

Congratulations to Dr. Matthew Thomas-Reid on being named one of the Ashe County Volunteers of the Year! Thomas-Reid was the individual volunteer winn...

Brian Bettis

Bethel Principal Brian Bettis named WCS Principal of the Year

Bettis is a three-time Appalachian alum - B.S. in elementary education, a M.A. in elementary education and an Ed.S. in educational leadership!Bethel S...

Andrea Gladden

EBMS’ Gladden named teacher of the year

Gladden is a two-time Appalachian alumna, earning both her B.S. and M.A. in elementary education!Andrea Gladden, Project Lead the Way teacher at East ...