Tim Plaehn studied Teaching and Curriculum at Harvard's Graduate School of Education, which is a strong backing for one half of the American Studies Double Threat -- the husband and wife teaching team of Tim and Helen Plaehn. Tim is a powerhouse of the English language, authoring his own stories when he isn’t busy molding the next generation of inspired writers.
Asheville School Voices
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Elizabeth Sanchez is a fairly new addition to the Asheville School family; 2019 marks her third year of teaching Spanish in Mitchell’s hallowed halls. After studying at Chapel Hill and abroad in Granada, Spain, her love of classical art drove Sanchez to a career in the conservation of historical art for seven years; however, she now offers a multicultural approach to learning Spanish language, culture and literature from M315.
Geoff Strickland came to Asheville School in 2017 as a Strength and Conditioning, Football, and Track and Field coach. Since then, he has added advisor, dorm parent, and Humanities teacher to his list of responsibilities. While he relishes all of his roles at Asheville School, football season holds a special place in his heart.
In his Chapel Talk, Richard Viso 2020 talked about the importance of exploring personal values in order to take an active role in life's decisions.
For the past several years, Asheville School junior Ben Longo has volunteered with Camp SOAR (Special Olympics Athletic Retreat) in Charlotte, North Carolina. The weeklong camp serves Special Olympics athletes and potential athletes in Mecklenburg county, and it features sports training and enrichment activities.