Hi, I’m Kasey Chitwood. I recently moved to Asheville from Johnson City, Tennessee, and I am so excited to be a part of the AMS community! I first learned about the Montessori Method at East State Tennessee University, where I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. I am currently continuing my studies at the Center for Montessori Teacher Education of North Carolina, and will soon finish my training to earn my certification. I have experience in traditional classrooms as well as Montessori classrooms, and I feel passionate that Maria’s methods of teaching and fostering independence in young children are by far superior. I believe in the importance of an inclusive learning environment full of love and respect, in which ALL children feel safe to explore, make discoveries, and grow into independent lifelong learners.
In my free time, I enjoy hiking, photography, creating art, spending time with my cats, and taking care of my ever-growing houseplant collection. I also love to travel and explore new places, cultures, and (vegetarian) foods whenever I get a chance!