Fifth and Sixth Grade Homeroom, Fifth-Seventh Grade Math Teacher and Fifth Grade Social Studies Teacher
Kylie received her B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Ohio University—it was there in Athens, Ohio that she found a home in Appalachia. Shortly after graduating, she made her way to Asheville to work at Odyssey School’s summer camp. Over the past few years, Kylie has found her alignment in leading spiritual retreats, working with kids and teens on the Autism spectrum, and tutoring, homeschooling, and substitute teaching middle school math. Each of these experiences has contributed to her path as an educator, and she is elated to have the opportunity to continue that path at Odyssey!
The classroom is her playground, and Kylie believes that multimodal, hands-on, and active learning experiences lead to a deep, comprehensive understanding of concepts. This often takes the form of incorporating movement-, nature-, and art-based play into lessons. Social justice, sustainability, and the development of critical thinking skills are also at the forefront of her teaching. She believes that knowledge leads to passion, and passion leads to action in terms of activism and allyship.
As a child, Kylie couldn’t stop bouncing off the walls. Well, nothing’s changed! Whether she’s out romping in the mountains, discovering a new handicraft, or working toward mastering a new skill, she’s always up to something. One of her missions is to help her students discover and delve into things that light their fires, too.