Welcome to Our Kindergarten World! My name is Ms. Mwaniki and I am thrilled to begin the year with you at Mountain Discovery Charter School. I am from Asheville and have lived in Sylva for the past 13 years. I am married and have a one year old daughter named Betty. She is a very happy and active child! I moved to Sylva in 2008 to attend Western Carolina University and graduated in 2012. My Bachelor’s Degree is in Sociology. During my Junior year of college, I studied abroad in Kenya and learned about the educational system,culture, and people. During my experience in Kenya, I spent some time with children who had disabilities. This inspired me to eventually get my Master’s of Art in Teaching- Special Education. I have four years of teaching experience and have taught 1st and 3rd grade Special Education. Additionally, I have taught Middle School English Language Arts.

During my teaching experiences, I have learned a lot about Blended Learning. My students have regularly used technology and taken part in Project-Based Learning. I want my students to be engaged and excited about school. It is my goal to meet each child where they are academically and address their specific needs. I am very excited that MDCS engages in outdoor learning. Given my love out of the outdoors, I can’t wait to get the Kindergartners digging in the garden! I look forward to meeting each of you!

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