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...

Staff Spotlight: Holly Russell
Jan 17, 2023

I am absolutely thrilled to be a teacher at the brand new Academy at Elkin as it creates a path for unforgettable learning opportunities for students ...

Willow Larson

Staff Spotlight: Willow Larson
Dec 14, 2022

I am impacting education by helping to create a community of lifelong learners. Also, I am working with my grade-level team to implement new core valu...

Gilly Hill

Staff Spotlight: Gilly Hill
Nov 17, 2022

I am so excited to be a part of the ground-breaking work we will be doing at the Academy at Elkin. Our mini-Mountaineers deserve the best and I know e...

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Advisory Board Meeting Announcement - December 6, 2022
Nov 15, 2022

The Elkin Advisory Board of Appalachian State University will meet at the Academy at Elkin.The meeting will be held according to the followi...

Rachel O’Callaghan

Staff Spotlight: Rachel O’Callaghan
Oct 20, 2022

I wanted the opportunity to teach in a place where experience-based learning is the goal and students’ growth is the focus.   Rachel O’C...

Jennifer Nelson

Staff Spotlight: Jennifer Nelson
Sep 29, 2022

I am building connections with students and the local community to bring those two stakeholders together for the benefit of our school community. I am...

The ribbon is cut to celebrate the opening of the App State Academy at Elkin.

App State opens Academy at Elkin, its second lab school
Sep 6, 2022

Six classrooms are trimmed in black and gold and 25 motivated teachers and support staff are ready to guide classes of mini-Mountaineers in exploratio...