Staff Spotlight: Darron Daniels
Sep 21, 2023

I am working to influence how the student conduct referral process works through implementing restorative and other best practices that reduce suspensions, focus on community developme

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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.

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 elementa

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.

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 — pai

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

Bernadette Sexton

Staff Spotlight: Bernadette Sexton
Mar 23, 2022

My favorite part about working at the Academy is when students say that they don't want to leave school — they want to stay long

Amarien Hines

N.C.'s 7th lab school opens in Elkin this fall
Feb 15, 2022


Elif Erginer

Staff Spotlight: Elif Erginer
Feb 7, 2022

With a strong sense of justice and equality, I aim to create a climate of compassion and intentional equity at the Academy.

Middle Fork student groups

Beyond the Classroom: Student Groups at the Academy
Jan 20, 2022

Similar to the students on the campus at Appalachian State University, the mini-Mountaineers at the Academy at Middle Fork have opportunities to...

Jessica Hill

Staff Spotlight: Jessica Hill
Jan 18, 2022

I chose to work at the Academy because I believe in what the school stands for and is trying to achieve.

Sarah Macrow

Staff Spotlight: Sarah Macrow
Dec 15, 2021

I feel that it is up to all of us — whether you are a classroom teacher or not — to teach our youth because everything has