Asheville Montessori School
Nan Gregory & Marcia Whiting - Lead Teachers -
Katie Anderson – My name is Katie Anderson and I’m so happy to be a part of the AMS family. I was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida but spent many family vacations in Western North Carolina. I graduated from the University of North Florida with a major in history and a minor in art history. After graduation, I spent a year working with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps at an inner city after school program in St. Louis, MO. It was a very rewarding, eye-opening and humbling experience. I moved back to Florida and began working at the I.M. Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless as an assistant in the children’s department. I made my way to North Carolina in the spring of 2012 to work at Full Sun Farm for the season. After spending a summer in Asheville I decided to make this place home.
I thoroughly enjoy the daily interaction I have with the children at school, and playing a part in their most precious formative years. They amaze me everyday. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is very important to me. My interests include, hiking, growing food, reading, watching documentaries and trying out new vegetarian recipes.
Christine Melvin – Hi there! I’m Christine Melvin, a pleased new member of AMS. I grew up in Lawrenceville, Georgia and graduated from Georgia College and State University in 2011 with a B.S. in Environmental Science and a minor in Geology. I’m an observer of nature with a love of cooking, journaling, and leading an active lifestyle. My first time in Western NC was in 2011 when I WWOOFed on an organic homestead in Leicester. The farm life’s simplicity, rewarding work, and delicious food brought me back in the summer of 2012 where I apprenticed at Full Sun Farm in Big Sandy Mush for three months. After farming twice in the region, I knew I wanted to stay in the mountains. I’m thrilled to currently be working with children in a Montessori setting; their eager minds and willingness to learn is truly inspiring. I feel privileged to be a part of the AMS team and I look forward to bringing warmth to the Julia Street Campus!