Canaan Brackins

Lead Teacher – Lower Elementary

Canaan BrackinsCanaan spent most of his life in Johnson City, TN where he attended East Tennessee State University. There he received a Bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis in writing and earned a minor in Art.  After graduating he spent a year as an Educational Assistant in an 11-15 Special Education classroom. After learning about Montessori Education from graduate classes Canaan quickly moved to Greenwood, SC to earn a Master’s of Education in Montessori Education along with his 6-9 American Montessori Society certification.  He spent the next three years teaching in a 6-9 classroom in Simpsonville, SC. His love of Montessori Education, however, is not limited to the classroom; he has attended the last three annual conferences of the South Carolina Montessori Alliance (SCMA) as well as a weekend at the Montessori Educational Programs International (MEPI).

After his brief stint in South Carolina, Canaan is happy to return to Appalachia and currently lives in Alexander, NC with his wife, Cara Beth, and daughter, Stella Fae. He enjoys hiking and spending time outdoors, drawing, painting, writing, and meditating.


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