Hello, my name is Emma Dale, and this will be my first year working with the wonderful AMS Community. I am originally from the small town of Marion NC, which is 30 miles east of Asheville in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Since I can remember, I have wanted to work with children, and have had numerous, positive experiences in various professional roles in this capacity. I discovered The Montessori Method of Education when I moved to Charleston, SC, and just fell in love with the child-centered educational approach implemented through this method. Before moving back to NC, I was employed as the Casa Assistant at Sundrops Montessori in Mount Pleasant, SC. Every day I wake up and feel so grateful that I have found a career that I love, and can continue to grow in. I am so excited to be back in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina, and for the upcoming school year.