Elementary 2

Elementary 2 Class (ages 9-12) (grades 4-6)


Henry Blackford – Lead Teacher

Henry is originally from Boone, NC.  He graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Anthropology.  He has experience working with children at Camp Celo in Burnsville, NC.  As a child, Henry attended a Montessori school for his elementary years.  He has been familiar with the Montessori curriculum for a long time and decided to pursue a career in education.  In the summer of 2009, Henry attended the Center for Montessori Teacher education in Raleigh, NC.  He completed his Lower Elementary training and has gone back to CMTE/NC for his Upper Elementary training in 2011.  Henry now holds dual certifications (6-12) from the American Montessori Society.

Henry brings a wealth of knowledge to the students of MESA, including his fluency of the Spanish language as well as his many musical talents.  He has lived, traveled and studied abroad in Central and South America.  Henry enjoys being outdoors in the mountains for hiking, biking and running.  He lives in N. Asheville with his wife Georgette and their daughters, Sylvia & Miriam.