Mayven (Meghan) Shearer
Mayven is the newest member to join our dynamic administrative team. Growing up in Eastern North Carolina, Mayven always longed to live in the mountains. She first moved to Asheville in 1997 and attended UNCA. After completing a degree in environmental sciences, she moved to California and continued her education with a master’s degree in environmental education. Mayven has focused her career to be outside the classroom, working in various capacities from program development and implementation to project management, with outdoor education and conservation organizations. After living in Los Angeles for 10 years, Mayven decided to follow her heart’s yearning to return home in NC and moved back to the area in January 2016. She first joined the Odyssey Community as a parent after enrolling her daughter in the preschool program. She chose Odyssey because of the school’s commitment to focus on the whole child and the teachers’ abilities in creating an authentic, nurturing, and creative learning space. Mayven is excited to work in a nonprofit school setting and looks forward to expanding her skills and role as Registrar.