Alumni Update

Watauga County Schools Teachers of the Year

Watauga County Schools announces teachers of the year Mar 28, 2023

Congratulations to alumni Amy Atkins '16,  Kylie Bolick '11,  Ashley Brown '02 '06, Shelby Hatton '19 '22, 

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Sara Monson

Sara Monson named ACS 2023 Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year Mar 24, 2023

Congratulations to alum Sara Monson '98 '10 on being named CTE Teacher of the Year!

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Patton Band Director Chad Higdon is pictured with some of his students from The Patton High School Panther Regiment on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory.

Burke County band director wins prestigious regional award Mar 9, 2023

Congratulations to music education alum Chad Higdon '96!

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Kinyata Adams Brown Receives NASPA’s Bobby E. Leach Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award Feb 8, 2023

Kinyata Adams Brown, associate dean for engagement, diversity, and inclusive excellence at Winthrop University, was selected by a national... In the Media, Student Affairs Administration, Alumni Update

Hertford County welcomes Dr. Pratt as new superintendent Feb 8, 2023

A ‘meet and greet’ event was held at Ahoskie Elementary School on Thursday, Jan. 26 to officially welcome Dr.

In the Media, Middle Grades Education, Alumni Update, School Administration

Mark Poarch named NC Community College President of the Year Feb 3, 2023 0 Feb 8, 2023

Caldwell County native Mark Poarch was recently announced as winner of the 2022-2023 North Carolina Community College System President of the... In the Media, Higher Education, Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, Alumni Update

Counselor of the Year Meredith Draughn

App State alum Meredith Lindsey Draughn ’15 is 2023 National School Counselor of the Year Feb 7, 2023

Appalachian State University alumna Meredith Lindsey Draughn ’15 is the 2023 National School Counselor of the Year — giving her the op

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Statesville High teacher named finalist for 2023 NCCAT Beginning Teacher of the Year Award Jan 31, 2023

Izabella Botello, an English teacher at Statesville High School, has been selected as one of 27 finalists for the 2023 North Carolina Center for... In the Media, Alumni Update, English Education

Concord Middle School principal named Southwest Principal of the Year. Jan 31, 2023

Concord Middle School Principal Tonya Williams has been selected as the 2023 Wells Fargo Southwest Principal of the Year.

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photos of NBCTs

App State Remains First in Number of NBCT Teachers for Seventh Consecutive Year Jan 30, 2023

For the seventh consecutive year, Appalachian State University leads the nation for the number of its alumni who are National Board Certified... Features, Alumni Update, Teacher Education