Margie Ashe is so happy to be a part of OCP. She spent four years at OCP as a parent, served two of those years on the Board of Directors as the Curriculum chair, and was a substitute teacher here for years before joining the staff as the Wrens teacher last year. She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching and has enjoyed the opportunity to teach and learn from children of all ages. Margie has a deep respect for the wonder of childhood and is inspired by OCP’s child-led, nature-based curriculum.
Margie lives in Oakhurst with her husband, Alan, and their children Lillian (10), a fifth-grader at FAVE, and Jonathan (6), a first-grader at Oakhurst Elementary.
A native of Williamsburg, Virginia, Ann holds a BA in Fine Art with a concentration in painting from James Madison University. Prior to graduation, Ann spent a semester in Florence, Italy, which forever impacted her love and appreciation for art history. While working in the furniture industry in Washington, DC, Ann continued her studies in art at The Corcoran College of Art + Design. After three years in DC, she had the good fortune of calling Charleston, SC, and Boulder, CO, home before finally putting down roots with her husband, Jamie, and gray cat, Oscar, in Atlanta (Kirkwood) in 2010.
After welcoming their first child, a son, Anderson, in the spring of 2012, Ann decided to fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming a preschool teacher. She loves seeing the world and experiencing art through the eyes of her son and the children she teaches. Ann has spent two fun-filled summers teaching at OCP’s summer camp and is thrilled to start her second year as the TA in the Larks classroom.