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HEATHER ALLEN – COUNSELOR

 

COUNSELOR SINCE: 2002 (HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER/CAREER DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR/DOCTORAL STUDENT ALSO)

EDUCATION: WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY AND UNIVERSITY OF THE AMERICAS-PUEBLA, MEXICO (B.S.Ed., M.A.Ed., Ed.D.)

FIRST JOB: WHITMAN’S BAKERY

FUN FACT: I AM TAKING DULCIMER LESSONS

BEST PART OF THE JOB: KIND CULTURE

AS A KID, SHE WANTED TO BE: ARCHAEOLOGIST

MOST RECENT CONCERT: BALSAM RANGE AT HCC

ADVICE FOR NEW STUDENTS: TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SUPPORT AND ENRICHMENT

BOBBY ALLISON – SCIENCE

 

TEACHER SINCE: 2010

EDUCATION: WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (B.S. NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT – CONCENTRATION IN FOREST RESOURCES) UNC – ASHEVILLE (LICENSURE IN COMPREHENSIVE SCIENCE EDUCATION)

FUN FACT: HE HAD A RECORD NUMBER OF JUMPS WITH JUMP ROPE IN ADVANCED PE

AS A KID, HE WANTED TO BE: A WILDLIFE OFFICER

iTunes: OLD COUNTRY AND MODERN POP

FIRST JOB: HIS FIRST TAXABLE JOB WAS A DISHWASHER AT A LOCAL STEAKHOUSE IN MURPHY, NC.  HE STARTED AT $5.25 PER HOUR.

BEST PART OF THE JOB: THE STUDENTS!

ADVICE FOR NEW STUDENTS: TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES YOU HAVE HERE AT HEC AND HAVE FUN DOING IT!

 

CAROLINE BETHEA BROWN – HISTORY

 

TEACHER SINCE: 1995 ( 19TH YEAR IN HAYWOOD COUNTY SCHOOLS – MIAMI DADE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRIOR TO HCS)

CREDENTIALS: NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED, GLOBAL EDUCATOR’S DIGITAL BADGE

EDUCATION: FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (BACHELORS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, MASTERS IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES)

ON HER BOOKSHELF: “THE PROPHET” BY KAHLIL GIBRAN

ADVICE TO STUDENTS: TRY YOUR HARDEST AND BE WILLING TO MAKE A MISTAKE.

PETS: TWO STANDARD POODLES – TOBY AND SHASHA

BEST PART OF HER JOB: HELPING YOUNG ADULT LEARNERS INVESTIGATE THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD AND TO RECOGNIZE THE PERSPECTIVES OF OTHERS.

 

RYAN BRUMFIELD – MATH

 

TEACHER SINCE: 2011

EDUCATION: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY (B.S. IN SECONDARY MATH EDUCATION)

FUN FACT: I USED TO BE A MODEL

AS A KID, HE WANTED TO BE: A PROFESSIONAL GOLFER

ON HIS BOOKSHELF: “PENPAL” BY DATHAN AUERBACH

TO ESCAPE THE JOB: YOU CAN FIND ME ON THE GOLF COURSE

ON HIS iPOD: THE MALLETT BROTHERS BAND

 

SHARON CASE – BOOKKEEPER

 

HAS WORKED WITH HCS FOR 22 YEARS

EDUCATION: HAYWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

FIRST JOB: McDONALDS

FUN FACT: MY FAMILY AND I ARE TRYING TO VISIT ALL THE NATIONAL PARKS

BEST PART OF THE JOB: WORKING WITH STUDENTS

AS A KID, SHE WANTED TO BE: FBI AGENT (MY DREAM JOB IS STILL TO WORK AT DOLLAR GENERAL ORGANIZING THEIR SHELVES AFTER HOURS)

ON HER BOOKSHELF: THE SILENT PATIENT

FAVORITE FOOD TRUCK: FUEGO

 

TAMMY ENSLEY – DATA MANAGER

 

HAS WORKED WITH HCS FOR 18 YEARS

EDUCATION: WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (B.S. IN COMMUNICATIONS WITH A FOCUS IN PUBLIC RELATIONS AND A MINOR IN MARKETING

FUN FACT: LOVES TO HIKE IN THE MOUNTAINS

ADVICE FOR STUDENTS: DON’T BE ABSENT AND COMMUNICATE CONSTANTLY WITH YOUR TEACHERS.

AS A KID, SHE WANTED TO BE: A ROCKETTE

PETS: 2 CATS, SHELDON AND WILLY NELSON

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: THE BEACH, ANY BEACH!

MOST RECENT CONCERT: ERIC CHURCH

 

 LORI FOX – PRINCIPAL

 

PRINCIPAL SINCE: 2017 (MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER/HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR SINCE 2004)

EDUCATION: WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (B.S.Ed., M.S.A)

AS A KID, SHE WANTED TO BE: A VETERINARIAN – STILL ENJOYS LIFE ON THE FARM

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT(S): PINEHURST AND CHARLESTON (WILD DUNES)

BEST PART OF THE JOB: OUR FACULTY AND STUDENTS

iTUNES: THE LUMINEERS, BLUEGRASS, 70s

ON HER BOOKSHELF: CAN’T BEAT A GOOD SOUTHERN AUTHOR!

FIRST JOB: SPRINGDALE COUNTRY CLUB

 

DOUG HANSON – ENGLISH

 

TEACHER SINCE: 1998

EDUCATION: UNC-ASHEVILLE (LITERATURE/POLITICAL SCIENCE)

CREDENTIALS: NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: CLYDE, NC

BEST PART OF HIS JOB: THE STUDENTS

FIRST JOB: PAPERBOY, THE WASHINGTON POST, AGE 9-14

DOG OR CAT: CAT

 

BETH HOOPER – ENGLISH

 

TEACHER SINCE: 2002 (BETHEL MIDDLE AND TUSCOLA BEFORE COMING TO HEC)

EDUCATION: UNC-CHAPEL HILL (BACHELORS IN ENGLISH WITH A MINOR IN CHEMISTRY)

CREDENTIALS: NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED

FAVORITE FOOD: CHUNKY PEANUT BUTTER…ALL DAY LONG!

iTUNES: AJR

FIRST JOB: CREATURE COMFORT KENNEL

FUN FACT: SHE HAS RAN ONE MARATHON, ONE SPARTAN RACE, AND SHE CAN DO ONE PULL-UP

DOG OR CAT: CATS, BUT SHE DOES HAVE A GREAT DANE  NAMED CHUCK

 

ANDI LAWING – HEC LIAISON

 

LIAISON SINCE: 2018 (ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER/HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR SINCE 2003)

EDUCATION: LENOIR RHYNE UNIVERSITY (B.A. IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, M.A IN SCHOOL COUNSELING)

FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: ANYWHERE OUTSIDE!

FAVORITE FOOD: I LIKE IT ALL!

AS A KID, SHE WANTED TO BE: A SPORTS COMMENTATOR

iTUNES: 10TH AVENUE NORTH

TO ESCAPE THE JOB: DEFINITELY SPENDING TIME WITH MY FAMILY

ADVICE FOR NEW STUDENTS: UTILIZE EVERY RESOURCE AVAILABLE AT HEC/HCC

 

CHASE SMITH – SCIENCE

 

TEACHER SINCE: 2015

EDUCATION: LENOIR RHYNE UNIVERSITY (BACHELORS)

FIRST JOB: BIOLOGY INTERN IN GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

FUN FACT: SPEAKS A BIT OF GERMAN

ADVICE FOR NEW STUDENTS: GET CONNECTED

BEST PART OF THE JOB: INCREDIBLE STAFF AND STUDENTS

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: ANYWHERE WITH A BEACH

 

MARGRET STILES – MATH

 

TEACHER SINCE: 1994

EDUCATION: APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY (BACHELORS) AND WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (MASTERS IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS)

CREDENTIALS: NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED

FUN FACT: SHE GETS UP EVERY MORNING AT 4:20 TO RUN AND WORKOUT

TO ESCAPE THE JOB: SHE RIDES HER HORSE EVERYDAY.  SHE CALLS IT CLIP CLOP THERAPY AND SAYS IT WORKS!

PETS: SHE HAS TEN HORSES, THREE DOGS, AND TWO CATS AT HER FARM.  AT ANY GIVEN TIME THERE COULD BE UP TO SIX DOGS RUNNING AROUND.

 

 
 

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