Dr. Holly Thornton

Dr. Holly Thornton is a Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Appalachian State University. She has received National Board Certification as an Early Adolescence Generalist. She currently serves on the Association for Middle Level Education Board of Trustees. Holly has served on the board of examiners for the National Association of Colleges of Teacher Education and as a lead reviewer and auditor for the National Middle School Association/ National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Program Review Board. She served on the executive board of the Georgia Middle School Association, acted as Executive Director of the South Region for National Professors of Middle Level Education (NAPOMLE) and was president of the North Carolina Professors of Middle Level Education. She is a member of multiple editorial boards including Research in Middle Level Education, the North Carolina Middle School Journal, and the Journal of Teacher Education. She has multiple publications related to educating young adolescents and teacher dispositions and has published in journals such as Middle School Journal, Teacher Education Quarterly, and Current Issues in Middle Level Education. Her research interests include teacher dispositions, responsive pedagogy, school reform and collaboration with school partners.

Title: Professor of Middle Grades Education, Graduate Certificate in Middle and Secondary Teaching Program Director, Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership Assistant Director, NOYCE Scholarship Program Director
Department: Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Middle Grades Program

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Phone: (828) 262-8007

Fax: (828) 262-2686

Office address
234C College of Education
Boone, NC 28608-2037