Barbi Brittain


3rd and 4th Grade Homeroom Teacher


Barbi grew up in Houston, TX and moved to Western North Carolina with her husband and twins. Barbi holds a Bachelors of Arts in English from Texas A&M University and a Masters in Curriculum from the University of Houston Clear Lake. She brings more than 15 years of teaching experience in both public and private schools in Houston and in North Carolina. Barbi’s passion is inspiring learning through problem based learning explorations, as well as through music, singing, and dancing. 

Barbi joined Odyssey Odyssey School in January 2021 and is thrilled to continue her teaching journey in the 3rd and 4th grade classroom. When she’s not planning lessons or playing along with her students, she and her family love to explore the mountains and waterfalls of the beautiful Western North Carolina region.

Elizabeth Mason Moore

3rd and 4th Grade Homeroom Teacher Elizabeth Mason Moore
4th Grade Teacher

Originally from Raleigh, NC, Elizabeth is entering her 3rd year at the Odyssey School and is over the moon excited to jump into a new role as the 4th grade teacher! Elizabeth has a B.A. in Theater Education with a concentration in K-12 Education from Appalachian State University. After completing her degree, she moved to New York City to pursue supplemental education at the Stella Adler School of Acting and attended their conservatory program. After an illuminating year in New York, she heard the Appalachian mountains calling and moved to Asheville. Elizabeth joined the Odyssey family in 2020 as the K-12 Theater teacher and has spent a wonderful 2 years in that role teaching and directing student theatrical productions. She has also taught in the 1-2 and 3-4 classrooms as their assistant teacher during her time at Odyssey School. During the 2022/23 school year Elizabeth is transitioning into the 3-4 classroom full time alongside the incomparable Barbi Brittain. Elizabeth is so excited to move into this new role as the 4th grade teacher and use her theater experience to foster an expressive and artistic environment in the 3-4 classroom!

Outside of school, Elizabeth loves to sing, dance, and craft. She also enjoys hiking, camping, rock climbing, and anything she can do with a mountain view.

Odyssey School is an independent, non-profit school with a focus on whole child, emotionally intelligent, personalized curriculum for students in PreK-12. Our mission is to prepare students, families, and educators to lead lives of intention and purpose with an authentic sense of self.

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