Charlie Keller has been teaching 6th grade math and Crew at FSI since our founding year. Prior to settling in Appalachia, Charlie spent much of his adult life traveling and working around the globe. He landed his first teaching job as a naturalist for Charleston Explorers Marine Science Project, leading beach walks and estuary studies for elementary and middle school students. Upon moving to Asheville, Charlie spent three years in a 4th grade classroom at Evergreen Charter School. It was here that he developed an ongoing fascination with the EL learning model, and its implementation in the classroom. (new line) During his time in the classroom, Charlie has come to realize that we can learn as much from our students as they can learn from us. Curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking are among the traits he strives to model in the classroom. (new line) In his free time, Charlie enjoys the finer things in life. He is often found playing music, spending time with friends, and enjoying the great outdoors.