Appalachian State University Chancellor Sheri Everts engaged with the university’s youngest students to date when she visited the Appalachian State University Academy at Middle Fork on Aug. 30.
As part of her visit, Everts — a former English teacher — delivered books to all of the students as she met with them and the academy’s teachers and administrators to demonstrate Appalachian’s support of the school. Students in each grade received a different book, and in addition to delivering books, Everts read to students.
“Literacy is a foundational piece for students and teachers,” said Dr. Melba Spooner, dean of the Reich College of Education (RCOE).
The Academy at Middle Fork — a partnership between Appalachian’s RCOE and Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools — offers services for students in kindergarten through fifth grade and is one of nine University of North Carolina laboratory schools. The UNC Board of Governors selected Appalachian to establish the academy because of the quality of its educator preparation program.
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