TEACHERS (3-6 year olds) and SCHOOL
My name is Megan Campbell and I am so thrilled to be joining the Discovery team. My passion for teaching has been life long but it wasn’t until I found and fell in love with the Montessori Method in 2010 that I found my educational calling. So, in 2013 I began my journey towards becoming Montessori certified at the Montessori Teacher Training Institute in Clemson, SC. Since receiving my training I have helped guide children in the 3-6 year old classroom by encouraging their independence, strengthening their self confidence and creating a classroom community of kindness and respect for one another.
When I’m not in the classroom you can find me trying to keep up with my two year old son River and spending time outdoors in the garden or on the trails with my family. I look forward to getting to know you all and cheers to the school year.
Hello everyone. My name is Kieran Dalton. I have worked in Early Childhood Education since 2010. I received my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education in 2013 and have explored many educational settings over the years. I previously worked in a Montessori school in Georgia from 2010-2013. After graduating I worked in the public school system in Georgia and then in Missouri.
I am currently enrolled in school and will obtain my Masters in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis on Literacy in 2022. Literacy counts from day one and helps lay a foundation for success in school and throughout life. It is my goal to help each child I work with become strong, independent, and successful learners.
I am married and have a wonderful little boy, Jacob. We moved to Asheville in July of 2018 and have loved every minute here. We are frequently found outside exploring nature and finding new trails to bike.
Hi! My name is Gabrielle, but I go by Ms. Gigi! I have my bachelors degree in Psychology from Loyola University New Orleans. I was the Lead Preschool Teacher for the Butterflies classroom in Raleigh and have taught as a Certified Kid’s Yoga Instructor for 4 years. I taught English in Vietnam which is my favorite experience to date. Using empathy and guiding independence are the most influential things I’ve learned in my life and I try to give back to my students. In my free time, I love finding new waterfalls with my dog, Cayenne Pepper, as well as practicing yoga. I’m so excited to watch your children grow at Discovery!
I moved to Asheville from Boston last year with my partner Kyle after falling in love with the area on a road trip. I have been working professionally in childcare since 2015 and have enjoyed different positions including an after school art teacher, summer camp counselor, nanny, and gymnastics coach.
Hi everyone! My name is Audrey O’Dell and I moved to Asheville in August 2020. I began working at Discovery Montessori at the start of the S.C.H.O.O.L. program. I’m a certified teacher for social studies and have a background in Psychology. I hail from Central Illinois and graduated from Eastern Illinois University in December 2016. I began the journey to obtain my Master’s in Psychology at Fayetteville State University in August 2020 and hope to gain more knowledge on how to assist your child’s education during this time. I consider myself to be a life-long learner and hope to instill a passion for learning in your child. Although my three-and-a-half year teaching experience prior to this position was at the high school level, I have experience with the educational and socio-emotional needs of the 9-12 age group. I love utilizing your child’s creative skills to extend their learning and am hoping we can produce meaningful keepsakes that extend their learning during their time with me!