Chloe grew up in Greensboro, NC and moved to the Asheville area six years ago. She has an Associate’s in Fine Arts from AB Tech. After AB Tech, she attended UNCA where she recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and a minor in Arts. At UNCA she completed an Ethnographic Thesis and Visual Ethnography entitled “Lessons From Older Brother” during her senior year. In the art department at Odyssey, she combines her Visual Arts, Anthropological, and Liberal Arts background to provide a unique array of lessons for her art students. The theme that she has focused on this semester in the art department is “Justice Needs Community.” Chloe utilizes an empathetic approach when working with students. She believes that using kindness, understanding, and freedom of self-expression in the classroom is imperative for artistic and inner growth. Chloe plans to acquire an MSW from WCU to bring her closer to her goal of working with children, art, and mental health. She is excited to be a part of Odyssey and has expressed her gratitude for the opportunity.
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.