Louise is the founder/director of WACP. She received a degree in Environmental Studies from Clark University in Massachusetts. After many years of exploring the country and many varied job experiences including farming, Habitat for Humanity construction, and environmental education she settled in Asheville. She spent many years working at Asheville City Preschool, went back to school and completed a Birth-Kindergarten degree in education from Western Carolina University. She also completed a certification through the North American Montessori Center. She is mother to 2 school age daughters that attend Evergreen. She has a passion for books, cooperation and integrative learning. She is contagiously enthusiastic about most things and loves to make messes.
Erin joined the playschool community in 2011 as a parent and is now a 5 day teacher. She has two school age children, Josi and Masao. Erin is full of energy and always has something positive to add to every situation. She is passionate about music, gardening and dance. She is talented at craft projects and origami and has a wonderful sense of style. Erin keeps us organized and is always the first one at school and the last to leave! All the children in both classes always want more of Ms. Erin!
Samantha is the mother of two West Asheville Playschoolers. Samantha is an ardent supporter of the Playschool way of life! She spends free time volunteering at her favorite public elementary school–Hall Fletcher, chasing her bad chickens, and attending live music whenever possible.