Glenn Grizzard has served as the Director of Mountain Pathways since January of 2007. Glenn holds a B.S. in Social Science Education, and a Master’s in Educational Psychology from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!). He taught public school at a rural Georgia middle school before moving to Boone when his wife began teaching psychology at Appalachian State in 1996. He served as the publisher of The Avery Journal newspaper and the Executive Director of the Avery/Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce before earning his Montessori certification in adolescent education and starting as the 12-15 teacher at Mountain Pathways in 2004. Since Glenn was elevated to administration, the school has steadily grown into the premiere educational alternative in the High Country. Glenn will also be teaching in the renewed middle school program starting inf Fall 2015.

Matt Alexander began at Mountain Pathways in 2007 and served in numerous roles in the office, afterschool, summer program and in the classroom. After taking some time off to study Physics and Calculus and all kinds of stuff, he returns to the office and the middle school classroom this fall.