Ethan Burns is eager to dive into another year of English at Franklin! After obtaining his Masters in Teaching at WCU, for the last three years he’s taught at Reynolds High School. Passionate about honing students’ reading and writing skills, Ethan is certified both as an English and EC teacher. He looks forward to collaborating with all of Franklin’s talented teachers to engage students with writing across the curriculum.
Ethan has worked with young people since graduating from Furman University in 2004. After completing NOLS’s rigorous Outdoor Educator Semester, he led backpacking trips for on-spectrum teens at Talisman Programs, and then worked for several years leading expeditions at SUWS of the Carolinas and other wilderness therapy organizations across the country. He is excited to utilize these experiences within Franklin’s Expeditionary Learning framework.
In the classroom, Ethan enjoys sharing his excitement for life and his varied background to engage students. A lover of travel and adventure, Ethan has lived, worked, and studied abroad, as well as escaped the odd Himalayan landslide. A self-taught professional photographer, avid chess player, certified yoga teacher, skilled rock climber, green-thumbed gardener, nationally competitive Ultimate Frisbee player, and cycling enthusiast, Ethan lives the example of following one’s passions and remaining a life-long learner. He has lived in West Asheville for the last 6 years and is looking forward to supporting his beloved community at Franklin.