About the Appalachian Educators Club
It is open to ALL education majors and anyone who is interested in supporting education!
- Student Organization of the Year 2013-2014
- Outstanding Educational Program Award 2016-2017
Log into appsync.appstate.edu with your Appstate login and request to join the Appalachian Educators page to learn more and stay up to date on club meetings and service opportunities!
Appalachian Educators Club meets every other Wednesday evening.
If you are interested in being a part of a committee, please contact the committee chairs. A brief description of each committee along with contact information can be found below.
- President: Nia Robinson
- Vice President: Emily Snyder
- Secretary: Rebecca Boyles
- Treasurer: Miranda Miller
- Homecoming/ClubFest Committee
- Recruitment Committee
- Outreach Committee
- Trick-or-Teach/Dance Marathon Committee
- Shining Light/Relay for Life Committee
- Social Justice Committee
- Social Committee/PR Committee
- Fundraising Committee
- Diverse Abilities Committee
This committee is responsible for organizing all the events involved in Homecoming and Yofest. Homecoming is a very big deal because it shows the campus community that AppEd cares! The club can also earn up to $600 that it put towards charitable programs like Shining Light; a holiday charity event that the club sponsors.
The recruitment committee works to recruit people to come to Appalachian and the College of Education through open houses. They plan different events for possible future students to think about having a career as a teacher!
Outreach is a great opportunity for volunteers to spend time with students of a variety of ages. Schools bring students to our campus to expose them to the idea of college and how college life works. Volunteers get to tour campus with students, take part in question and answer panels, and really connect with students. One of the most popular parts of tours are the Science Presentations of Jeff Goodman, a faculty member of the ASU College of Education. Check out this video of Jeff Goodman to see some great parts of his presentation.
If you are interested in taking part in outreach, check out events on Appsync. This is where you can see upcoming events and sign up to be a part of them.
Trick-or-Teach/Dance Marathon Committee
This committe plans Fall activities for the club, including creating a stop for Boone Boo trick or treaters on King Street. This committee also organizes a team to participate in the campus Dance Marathon, which raise money for local non-profits that benefit children in Watauga County!
Shining Light/Relay for Life Committee
At the end of the Fall Semester the club hosts a Shinning Light party for families around the area who need a little extra help around the holidays. They organize the sponsoring of children to help buy them presents and then put on a party for all the kids. In the Spring this committee is in charge of setting up a Relay for Life team. This event raises money for cancer research.
Social Justice Committee
The purpose of the Social Justice Committee is to provide App Educators with knowledge about the diversity that they will encounter in their classrooms. It is also to help App Educators to be able to have an open mind about the various population that they will use in their everyday lives! In the Spring we host a Social Justice Summit and host high schoolers on campus.
Social/Public Relations Committee
As Social Committee, they are in charge of getting everyone together to make new and exciting memories! Stress is dropped at the door when you come to events to simply kick back, relax, and have fun with your friends! Have an idea you want to share? We are open to all ideas that you may have so feel free to contact us. This committee also documents the memories made by taking photos and makes sure all App Educators are in good communication by managing social media and spreading the word!
This committee keeps our money in check. Funds go a long way and the fundraising activities they do would not be such a success without YOU! Be sure to let the committee know if you would like to buy or sell anything.
Diverse Abilities Committee
This committee works with Special Olympic athletes and plan a special Valentine's Dance for them on campus! They also work closely with the Scholars with Diverse Abilities program (SDAP) on campus and sponsor a Spread the Word to End the Word campaign.