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Judson MacDonald named Appalachian’s 2016-17 Outstanding Student Teacher of the Year

By Heather Brandon

BOONE, N.C.—Judson MacDonald has been named the Appalachian State University Outstanding Student Teacher of the Year for the 2016-17 school year. Reich College of Education (RCOE) Dean Melba Spooner, and College of Arts and Sciences Dean Neva Specht, recognized him at the fall Opening Student Teaching meeting in August.

Alumni Daugherty and Rogers inducted into the Reich College of Education Rhododendron Society

By Heather Brandon

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University alumni James Daugherty ’93 ’94 and Julia Kay “Kay” Rogers ’69 ’76 were inducted into the Rhododendron Society on July 21 at a brunch held on campus.

Women in Educational Leadership Symposium is Sept. 22 – 24

By Heather Brandon
BOONE, N.C. – The second annual Women in Educational Leadership Symposium (WIELS) will be held in the Reich College of Education (RCOE) building on the campus of Appalachian State University, Friday, Sept. 22, through Sunday, Sept. 24.

Appalachian will partner with Middle Fork Elementary in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools on Laboratory School

By Mary Giunca

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education (RCOE) will partner with Middle Fork Elementary School in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School (WS/FCS) district on a new laboratory school that will open during the 2018-19 school year. Middle Fork has named Tasha Hall Powell the school’s new principal.

Wake Forest-Appalachian partnership educates PAs, benefits children with special needs

Parent to Parent organization earns Community Partnership award

By Ken Keuffel

BOONE, N.C.—On a recent Friday evening, Katherine Moss, a master’s student at Wake Forest School of Medicine’s physician assistant (PA) studies program at Appalachian State University in Boone, took an unconventional “class.”

Four Appalachian professors and one instructor have received the 2017 Reich College of Education Outstanding Faculty Awards

By Heather Brandon

BOONE, N.C.—Five Appalachian State University faculty members in the Reich College of Education have received the college’s 2017 Outstanding Faculty Awards.

Appalachian’s doctoral program accepted into prestigious Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate

By Linda Coutant

BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University’s doctoral program in educational leadership has been accepted into the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED), a consortium of over 100 graduate schools of education working together to redesign professional practice preparation in education for the improvement of preK-20 education and the organizations that support it.

Dr. Woodrow Trathen named chair of RCOE’s Department of Reading Education and Special Education

By Kelley Bratcher

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Woodrow Trathen has been named chair of the Department of Reading Education and Special Education (RESE) in Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education (RCOE). Trathen began his new role in March.

Keith Knight, renowned cartoonist, to appear at Appalachian April 24

By Craig Fischer

BOONE, N.C.—On April 24, nationally renowned cartoonist Keith Knight will visit Appalachian State University. While on campus, he will be the focus of two events that are free and open to the public.