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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

ON HIS iPOD: 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!

ANGIE BALLANCE – DATA MANAGER

 

DATA MANAGER SINCE: 2016

EDUCATION: RANDOLPH COLLEGE/WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY

FIRST JOB: BURGER KING

DOG OR CAT: DOG

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: ON A CRUISE TO THE BAHAMAS

ON HER BOOKSHELF: “TWO BY TWO” BY NICHOLAS SPARKS

FAVORITE FOOD: ANYTHING ITALIAN

 

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 SHADOW

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

 

JAN DENTON – SCHOOL COUNSELOR

 

SOCIAL WORKER AND COUNSELOR SINCE: 1980

EDUCATION: WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (BACHELORS AND MASTERS)

ADVICE TO NEW STUDENTS: LET YOURSELF IMAGINE THE FUTURE OF YOUR DREAMS AND MAKE IT HAPPEN!

 

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

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: WILD DUNES/CHARLESTON

BEST PART OF THE JOB: OUR FACULTY AND STUDENTS

ON HER iPOD: THE LUMINEERS, BLUEGRASS, 70s

ON HER BOOKSHELF: “START WITH WHY” BY SIMON SINEK AND “EAST OF EDEN” BY JOHN STEINBECK

FIRST JOB: SPRINGDALE COUNTRY CLUB

ADVICE FOR NEW STUDENTS: TAKE EVERY CLASS SERIOUSLY – THE GRADES YOU EARN AS A FRESHMAN ARE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS THE GRADES YOU EARN AS A SENIOR

 

DOUG HANSON – ENGLISH

 

TEACHER SINCE: 1998

EDUCATION: UNC-ASHEVILLE (LITERATURE/POLITICAL SCIENCE)

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!

ON HER iPOD: 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 PUPPY NAMED CHUCK

 

JOAN KENNEDY – SOCIAL WORKER

 

SOCIAL WORKER SINCE: 1988 (HUMAN SERVICES SINCE 1980)

EDUCATION: CORNING COMMUNITY COLLEGE (AAS), MERCY COLLEGE (BA), TEMPLE UNIVERSITY (MSW), AND HAYWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (AS IN PROFESSIONAL CRAFTS)

TO ESCAPE WORK: PART TIME POTTER WITH A STUDIO AT HOME

FIRST JOB: MCDONALDS (SHE HAS BEEN A VEGETARIAN FOR 35 YEARS)

BEST PART OF THE JOB: MAKING CONNECTIONS WITH STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES

PET: 2 DOGS – GABE AND ROSIE

 

DJ KERBY – HISTORY

 

TEACHER SINCE: 2011 (FIRST TEACHING JOB WAS HEC!)

EDUCATION: WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (B.S. IN HISTORY, B.S. IN SECONDARY SOCIAL SCIENCES EDUCATION)

CREDENTIALS: GLOBAL EDUCATOR’S DIGITAL BADGE

ON HER BOOKSHELF: LOTS OF BIOGRAPHIES…TEDDY ROOSEVELT, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, JOHN F. KENNEDY, ROBERT E. LEE, LBJ

FIRST JOB: AFTER SCHOOL ASSISTANT AT THE STECOAH VALLEY CENTER

DOG OR CAT: DOG – BISCUIT, A DACHSHUND

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: OLIVE GARDEN OR ANYWHERE MEXICAN

BEST PART OF THE JOB: SEEING HOW EXCITED STUDENTS ARE TO LEARN

ADVICE FOR NEW STUDENTS: WORK HARD AND ALWAYS TRY YOUR BEST!

 

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

ON HER iPOD: 10TH AVENUE NORTH

TO ESCAPE THE JOB: DEFINITELY SPENDING TIME WITH MY FAMILY

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

 

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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