School Administration

Spears is regional principal of the year
Jan 24, 2024

Beckie Spears, in her fourth year as principal at Wilkesboro Elementary School, was recently named the Wells Fargo Northwest Region Principal of the Y...

Book cover for Pause, Ponder, and Persist in the Classroom: How Teachers Turn Challenges into Opportunities

Dr. Julie Hasson Publishes Second Book
Jun 26, 2023

Dr. Julie Hasson, assistant professor and school administration program director in the Department of Leadership and Educational Studies, has authored...

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App State honors 14 students, faculty and staff at inaugural Awards of Distinction ceremony
May 24, 2023

Congratulations to RCOE faculty - Dave Koppenhaver, Bill Gummerson, and Matthew Thomas-Reid - and RCOE middle grades alum, Christian Martin '23!Appala...

Donna Bledsoe named NC Principal of the Year

Surry County School Leader Named 2023 NC Wells Fargo Principal of the Year
May 19, 2023

Congratulations to alumna, Donna Bledsoe '04 '08!Donna L. Bledsoe, principal of Cedar Ridge Elementary School in Surry County, was named the...

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Alumna Dr. Leslie Alexander ’11 ’18 Named New Watauga County Schools Superintendent
May 16, 2023

The Watauga County Board of Education named Appalachian State University alumna Dr. Leslie Alexander ’11 ’18 as the new superintendent of Watauga ...

Dr. Jeff Cox

Dr. Jeff Cox, Wilkes Community College president, named new leader of North Carolina Community College System
May 2, 2023

Congratulations to English secondary education and school administration alum, Dr. Cox '92 '98!Dr. Jeff Cox, president of Wilkes Community College, wa...

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App State’s Dr. Maryam Ahmed wins 2023 UNC Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award
Apr 27, 2023

Congratulations to Dr. William Gummerson and Dr. Matthew Thomas-Reid, both associate professors in the Department of Leadership and Educational S...

Melissa Mott

Mott Joins the RCOE Staff
Mar 27, 2023

Melissa Mott has joined the Reich College of Education as the LSA Project Manager in the Department of Leadership and Education Studies. Her responsib...

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. Jesse Pratt as he steps into the rol...