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Asheville Academy Black Mountain Faculty

Ben Chamberlain
Head of School, B.A. Psychology, M.A.T. Mathematics

Ben began teaching with Timbersong in the summer of 2014, and cannot imagine himself anywhere else. His previous work experience includes working in therapeutic outdoors programs as well as teaching math and psychology in traditional settings. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Mathematics.  Ben believes that in each child is a wellspring of unique potential, and is committed to finding ways for these potentials to be realized.” In his free time, Ben enjoys running, playing soccer, contra dancing, and computer programming.

Mark Claibourne
Social Studies Teacher

From the moment students walk into Mark’s classroom, they cannot help be drawn in by his passion for history from a historian’s perspective.  Mark believes that critical examination of historic events is the key to creating invested, responsible, discerning citizens. By examining primary sources, assessing bias, and engaging in debate, students learn what it means to be a committed and informed member of society.


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