Appalachian Educators Club

About the Appalachian Educators Club

We are a club that is open to ALL education majors and anyone who is interested in supporting education! We hope you join us!

  • Outstanding Educational Program Award 2016-2017

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Appalachian Educators Club meets every other Wednesday evening at 5:30 pm in Reich College of Education room 124. Check out our calendar tab for upcoming events.

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Officers

  • President: Ellie Valois valoiseh@appstate.edu
  • Vice President: Samaria McKnight mcknightsh@appstate.edu
  • Secretary: Melanie Werth werthmr@appstate.edu
  • Treasurer: Alexis Borlase borlaseam@appstate.edu

Committees

  • Diverse Abilities

  • Fundraising

  • Homecoming

  • Outreach

  • Public Relations/Social

  • Philanthropy/Service

  • Shining Light

  • Social Justice

Homecoming Committee

Major Events/Duties: All Homecoming festivities and competitions,  & Club Fest in the Spring. Homecoming is a very big deal because it shows the campus community that AppEd cares! The club can also earn money to put towards charitable programs like Shining Light; a holiday charity event that the club sponsors.

Recruitment Committee

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 Committee

Major Events/Duties: Work closely with the James Center to plan outreach events with schools that come to visit. Recruit volunteers for each visit. This committee 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.

Philanthropy/Service Committee

Major Events/Duties: This  committee will handle all service events given to App Ed (fall festivals, App Builds a Home, etc) and Dance Marathon.  They help engage AppEd in the larger App and Boone community! 

Shining Light Committee

Major Events/Duties: Organize, plan, and execute the Shining Light project at the end of the Fall semester.  At the end of the Fall Semester the club hosts a party for families around the area who need a little extra help around the holidays. They also organize the sponsoring of children to help buy them presents. Plan a fundraiser for a charity in the Spring.

Social Justice Committee

Major Events/Duties: Organize, plan, and execute the Social Justice Summit in the Spring  semester. Keep members up to date with all social justice events happening across campus and in the Boone area. The purpose of the Social Justice Committee is to provide App Educators with knowledge about the diversity that they will encounter in their classrooms and inclusive practice. In the Spring we hold a Social Justice Summit and host high schoolers on campus.

Social/Public Relations Committee

Major Events/Duties: Run the App Ed Instagram and Facebook page, upload pictures to the Google Drive, plan social events, promote events. This committee is in charge of getting everyone together to make new and exciting memories! 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. They help build the AppEd community! 

Fundraising Committee

Major Events/Duties: Plan fundraisers, design and sell t-shirts. 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

Major Events/Duties: Coffee Talks with SDAP, Inclusive Valentine’s Day Dance, Spooky Duke  5K, Spread the Word to End the Word Campaign. This committee helps promote awareness of Diverse Abilities! 

Questions? Contact Megan Kasper at kaspermm@appstate.edu.