Arrival Year: 2005
Degree and Institution: BS Psychology: Guilford College, M.Ed.: Harvard University, Ed.D., Western Carolina University
Projects: I am currently exploring, via interviews and observations, the teaching practices of experiential secondary teachers in traditional public schools.
Personal Information: I love the outdoors, running, biking, and chasing around my son, Gabriel.
Department: Faculty and Liaison to Mountain Area Child and Family Center (MACFC)
Arrival Year: Fall 2004
Degree and Institution: M. A in Christian Education from Union Seminary-Presbyterian School of Christian Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education.
Projects: I have directed early childhood programs for 21 years, receiving national accreditation for our program in Black Mountain. I joined the faculty at WWC in fall 2004 to teach early childhood curriculum and to be the WWC liason with Mountain Area Child and Family Center. I appreciate the relationship between the college and MACFC and support the learnings that can take place both for collegiates and little children. It is a wonderful laboratory experience and enables WWC students to better understand how young children learn and grow.
Publications: My writings have been published for church related journals and in curriculums for church schools.
Personal Information: My husband, Bob, works at Montreat in Youth and Young Adult Conferencing. Our son and daughter in law are both ordained Presbyterian pastors, and our daughter is working in Phoenix with severely abused and neglected toddlers and 2 year olds. We also have 2 dogs and enjoy big circle mountain dancing, reading, and visiting our children.