Darron Daniels

Staff Spotlight: Darron Daniels
Jul 27, 2022

Learning together means that students, teachers and staff members have the opportunity to explore, collaborate and solve problems daily. This all...

A Lit Year In Review

A Lit Year In Review
Jul 18, 2022

One of the Academy at Middle Fork's key commitments is boosting academics through early literacy and engagement. For the 2021-22 academic year, studen...

Suzanne Smith and Kori Trainor

Smith and Trainor Participate in Inaugural Cohort of Educators with Rethink Education
Jun 22, 2022

In April, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) announced the initial cohort of educators who have earned their Rethink Educatio...

Melissa Boyd and Meleah Cox

Academy at Middle Fork Recognizes Two Retirements
Jun 22, 2022

First-grade teacher Melissa Boyd and Child and Family Support Team Nurse Meleah Cox are retiring at the end of this academic year. Melissa BoydBo...

Denisse Alvarez

Staff Spotlight: Denisse Alvarez
Jun 17, 2022

I actively work to build relationships with my students and their families. Open communication and strong relationships are crucial to impacting stude...

Sean Gaillard

Sean Gaillard named principal of App State’s Academy at Middle Fork lab school
May 27, 2022

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University has named Sean Gaillard as the new principal of its Academy at Middle Fork lab school in Walkertown, effe...


Advisory Board Meeting Announcement - June 2, 2022
May 13, 2022

The Middle Fork Advisory Board of Appalachian State University will meet virtually.The meeting will be held according to the following sched...

Heather Wham

Staff Spotlight: Heather Wham
May 11, 2022

I help students change their mindsets about their abilities and understand that mistakes are a part of learning. I teach students strategies to naviga...

Fifth graders at App State’s Academy at Middle Fork, located in Walkertown, paired up with students in the App State Scholars with Diverse Abilities Program (SDAP) for a pen pal project during the spring semester. The pen pals met in person when the academy’s mini-Mountaineers visited App State in March. Photo submitted

App State’s Scholars with Diverse Abilities Program celebrates a decade of transforming lives
May 2, 2022

Fifth graders at App State’s Academy at Middle Fork — a public lab school in Walkertown serving grades K–5 — paired up with students...

Marisol Martinez

Staff Spotlight: Marisol Martinez
Apr 19, 2022

My favorite part about working at the Academy is seeing the students come into school every morning — I love seeing their happy faces when they ente...