Appalachia

Our Appalachian Hub is anchored by Morehead State University- Ernst & Sara Volgenau College of Education in collaboration with the National Rural Education Association, which is based out of the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.

Our Appalachian Hub is anchored by Morehead State University- Ernst & Sara Volgenau College of Education in collaboration with the National Rural Education Association. The Hub covers the Appalachian regions of Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina.

Antony D. Norman, Provost for Morehead State University, serves as the Appalachian Hub's primary contact. He can be reached via email at adnorman@moreheadstate.edu.

More news from the Appalachian Hub:

Michael Melton, Whitesburg, KY

The Many Roles of a Rural Teacher: Our Third Podcast Episode from Appalachia

Welcome to our third episode of the I Am a Rural Teacher Podcast! This week we're talking with Michael Melton, a high school social studies and law teacher in Whitesburg, Kentucky. You can listen to the podcast here, or read the story below.

You can also find our podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts and Spotify. New episodes will be released every Monday.

Michael Melton has been teaching for over 20 years, and has held so many roles. Not only inside the walls of a public school building, but in the community of Whitesburg, Kentucky as well.

"I've been a principal. I've been an elementary principal, high school assistant principal, an elementary athletic director, a high school athletic director."

He serves on the board for the Kentucky high school athletic director association, he officiates college and high school basketball...

"I've been a baseball coach, football coach, volleyball coach. I still drive a bus. I'm an old, regular Baptist preacher or minister."

Listen To The Podcast