Emily joins Mountain Discovery Charter School with over 10 years of experience as a classroom teacher and is looking forward to her new role in the Exceptional Children’s Department. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with a concentration in History in 2007. Her love of the outdoors, nature, and philosophy of education match perfectly with MDCS. “I am eager to continue my teaching and learning career in such a warm and inviting environment.”

In her free time, Emily enjoys reading, cooking and traveling. She has visited many different countries including Canada, England, France and New Zealand. “I hope to bring my passion of learning about different places and cultures to my students. There is so much to do and explore in this world. Let’s get started!” She lives in Bryson City with her husband, Chris, and two children, Amelia and James.

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