In the Media

Jessica Stetter and Amaya Wren Pack pick peppers from the vine at Simply Growing Farm.

A new farm brings educational opportunities to the high country
Sep 21, 2021

Jessica Stetter graduated in 2001 with her M.A. in special education.Okra grows as tall as an oak tree on a farm deep in the Triplett Valley of Banner...

Jenny Darcy accepts an award from PEO International Chapter president, Jan Noffsinger.

App State alum receives teaching grant
Jul 27, 2021

Congratulations to alumna Jenny Darcy '16 on her $2000 grant through Philanthropic Educational Organization's Program for Continuing Education....

Carl Blankenship/Salisbury Post - Todd Parker in the Salisbury High School gym.

Back in the classroom: Teacher of the year takes unusual journey
Jul 16, 2021

Congratulations to alum Todd Parker '95 on being named Rowan-Salisbury Schools Teacher of the Year!...

Maria Hofman Hernandez

Inaugural cohort of Latinx leaders selected for new Education Equity Fellowship
Jun 28, 2021

Congratulations to doctoral candidate María Hofman Hernandez on being selected for the first cohort of the LatinxEd Fellowship! With the support...

Audra and Chris Loftin own Sweet Grown Alabama Farms in Tanner. Audra Loftin is “Teacher of the Year” at Columbia Elementary School. CONTRIBUTED

As ‘Teacher of the Year,’ Audra Loftin lets students know music is their own
Jun 28, 2021

Congratulations to alumna Audra Loftin '98 on being named Teacher of the Year!...

Project Spotlight: Teaching for Equity in Appalachia in Mathematics and Science
Jun 21, 2021

Dr. Tracie Salinas, Director of the Mathematics and Science Center, with Dr. Kavita Mittapalli and Nina de las Alas of MN Associates Inc., shared the ...

History teacher Darren Pelkey, seen here during summer school session, has been named the 2021-22 Elkin Middle School Teacher of the Year and is also being honored as the districtwide Teacher of the Year.  Lisa Michals | The Tribune

Elkin names 2021-22 Teachers of the Year
Jun 21, 2021

Congratulations to alumni Darren Pelkey '06 and Keshia Edwards '12 on their Teacher of the Year awards!...

Wilkes School Superintendent Mark Byrd, left, is presented a plaque for being named School Superintendent of the Year by superintendents of school districts in the Northwest Regional Educational Service Alliance (NWRESA). Presenting the plaque is Dr. Stewart Hobbs, NWRESA executive director.  Photo courtesy of Morgan Mathis/Wilkes County Schools

Byrd named top superintendent in 8-county region
Jun 21, 2021

Congratulations to alum, Mark Byrd '94 '15, on being named the Region Seven Superintendent of the Year!...

Teachers of the Year

Gaston County Schools names top teacher, principal of the year
Jun 7, 2021

Congratulations to alumni Tyler West '11, Brett Buchanan '06, and Maddison Szucs '17!Gaston County Schools’ top teacher, principal and four other sc...

Master Your Future
May 25, 2021

Alumna Heather Brandon ' 20 shares her experience with the MA in educational media program.After four exhaustive years of splitting my time betwe...