Derek Towle

Preschool Team Teacher

Derek Towle has worked in lived in Asheville for the better part of the past 14 years and has worked in human services for the past ten years. He’s spent the last handful of years working with homeless families and individuals. Derek has a two year old daughter named Maya who he enjoys taking out to the mountains every chance he gets.

Derek has B.A. in Literature with a concentration in creative writing from UNC-Asheville. He has four years of experience working with children in a variety of behavioral health settings. Odyssey felt like the right fit for Derek because he loves the boundless curiosity children possess. He cannot imagine a better way to spend his time than to facilitate their explorations.


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