Second Grade Teacher

Second Grade Teacher

Nicole Zmuda Nicole was born and raised in Bryson City, North Carolina. She attended Mountain Discovery Charter School as a student in 4th, 5th, and 8th grades. During this time, she decided she would one day become a teacher and give back to the students at MDCS....
Third Grade Teacher

Third Grade Teacher

Alexandra Nichols Alexandra grew up on the southern coast of Massachusetts and received both her B.A. in Psychology and M.A.T degree from a small university just outside of Boston. She loves rock climbing, whitewater kayaking, playing viola & piano, and cuddling...
Fourth Grade Teacher

Fourth Grade Teacher

Luke Webb After exploring various career paths, Mr. Luke decided he wanted a profession that allowed him to make a positive impact in his community. Teaching fit the bill. Mr. Luke sees it as a way to pass on his life long love of learning to the next generation. He...
Fifth Grade Teacher

Fifth Grade Teacher

Valerie Feathers Dr. Valerie Feathers joins Mountain Discovery Charter School with a varied educational background. A native of Elizabethton, Tennessee, Valerie grew up in the mountains and loved the outdoors. She attended East Tennessee State University and graduated...
Middle School – English and Language Arts

Middle School – English and Language Arts

Zuzana Montagne, Middle School ELA Zuzana Montagne is excited to join the MDCS Middle School team to teach English Language Arts through Reading-Writing Workshop. Her workshop students will be reading books of their choice and developing, drafting, and polishing...
Middle School – Language Arts & Social Studies

Middle School – Language Arts & Social Studies

Preparing to Navigate Our Changing World Matthew Shirey, MS Social Studies: As a kid I spent my time reading books about early American history and Native American culture.  This lifelong interest in culture, history, and society led me to study Anthropology and...
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