Staff Spotlight: Casey Darnell
Sep 21, 2023

To me, learning together means learning from each other whether it be peer-to-peer or from the students. We each have different training, life experie...

Trail Days Collage

Take a Hike: Academy at Elkin Recognized as North Carolina Year of the Trail School
Aug 1, 2023

Students at the Appalachian State University’s Academy at Elkin are used to hiking — it’s part of their motto of Honesty, Integrity, Kindness, a...

Betsy Rosenbalm and Hannah Reeder

PODCAST: School Boards and Educator Preparation Programs
Jun 14, 2023

Listen to this podcast interview with the NC School Board Association as Dr. Hannah Reeder, assistant dean and director of lab schools, Dr. ...

News segment

Enrollment opens for App State's Lab Schools in Triad
May 31, 2023

There are two in the Triad that service elementary aged students, one in Elkin and another in Walkertown. Dr. Hannah Reeder, Assistant Dean of App Sta...

Students gardening

At App State lab schools, empowered teachers foster supportive classrooms for K–5 students
May 15, 2023

At Appalachian State University’s two lab schools in Walkertown and Elkin, K–5 students have access to a one-of-a-kind elementary experience....

Staff Spotlight: Dr. Amie Snow
May 15, 2023

We are redefining education and developing schools where an entire community works together to provide educational and social-emotional support for ou...

Staff Spotlight: Abby Walker
Apr 17, 2023

I feel it’s important to encourage our students to always wonder, never grow complacent, and find true joy and pride in their successes.Abby Walker,...

Staff Spotlight: Matt Cooke
Mar 15, 2023

Being able to be a part of such great groups of people is something I have wanted for a long time. Also, being able to make a difference in both stude...

App State Chief Diversity Officer, Jamie Parson, left in background, and App State alumnus Hudson Miller ’21, right in background, read “First Rain” to students at the App State Academy at Elkin in December 2022. The reading was a celebration of Jewish heritage. Miller was the former president of App State’s Jewish fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi. Photo submitted

App State Office of Diversity brings monthly read-alouds to lab schools
Feb 23, 2023

This academic year, App State’s Office of Diversity has begun monthly read-alouds with mini-Mountaineers at the university’s two la...

Staff Spotlight: Jazz Brown
Feb 15, 2023

I am impacting education by pushing students to do their best in all they do. Jazz Brown, originally from Walnut Cove, North Carolina, earned a B...