Filling the role of 6th grade math teacher, Charlie Keller is delighted to be one the founding teachers at Franklin. While classroom teaching is his unrivaled passion, much of his adult life has been spent traveling the world, playing and teaching music, and enjoying the great outdoors.
Prior to settling in Appalachia, Charlie worked as a naturalist for the Charleston Explorers Marine Science Project – a non-profit focused on environmental education – where he taught environmental classes to students in grades 4 – 12. Upon moving to Asheville, Charlie spent three years in a 4th grade classroom at Evergreen Community Charter School. It was here that he developed an ongoing fascination with the expeditionary learning model, and its implementation in the classroom.
During his time in the classroom, Charlie has come to realize than we can learn as much from our students as they can learn from us. Curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking are among the traits he has acquired, and strives to model in the classroom.
He is proud to call Asheville his home.