Haviva Dror holds an AAS degree in Early Childhood Education and a certificate in Special Education. She has 17 years of experience as an Early Childhood educator. As a teacher, Haviva believes in creating a nurturing, loving, and caring environment where each child is treated as an individual with respect and compassion.
Haviva truly believes that strong social/emotional skills are THE most important indicator for success, not only in school, but also in life. Mindfulness and meditation are two of the tools Haviva uses in her classrooms to help children with self-regulation, focus, and body awareness. She teaches children to listen to their bodies’ needs, and recognize the feelings they are experiencing.
While early childhood education is Haviva’s passion and the career path she has chosen, she also teaches Hebrew at Congregation Beth Israel. Over the years this has given her the opportunity to continue her journey with some of her former preschool students.
In her spare time, Haviva practices yoga and meditation, enjoys spending time with friends and family, and continues to deepen her knowledge in a wide array of subjects. Haviva considers herself a lifelong learner and is excited to start a new adventure here at Odyssey!
Camilla Bellows holds a Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies from Furman University and is currently enrolled in a graduate certificate program at Appalachian State University to receive her B-K License in North Carolina. As a teacher, Camilla believes in being an advocate for children with and without disabilities by creating an inclusive environment that promotes play, creativity, and fostering a lifelong love of learning.
In addition to Camilla’s passion for early childhood education, she enjoys being a strong advocate for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through her involvement in an organization called Best Buddies that promotes one-to-one friendship and inclusion among people with disabilities.
In her spare time, Camilla enjoys trips to the farmers market, visiting the parkway, long walks with her dogs, spontaneous day trips, spending time with friends and family, practicing Spanish conversationally, and trying new recipes via Pinterest! Camilla considers herself a bubbly extrovert and is thrilled to start a new adventure here at Odyssey!