Office Staff

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Sarah Hartnett, Director of Student Services
50 Bell Road
Asheville, NC 28805
sarah.hartnett@evergreenccs.org
Phone: 828.298.2173 x 229
FAX: 828.298.2269

Sarah began working with children and their families in 2001, after completing her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Utah. Sarah’s professional experiences have included work with Early Head Start, Kane County Health Department in Illinois, Children’s Developmental Services Agency here in WNC and a myriad of other opportunities that have led Sarah to Student Services. Thus far, Sarah’s earned over 300 training hours surrounding child development and family dynamics. Sarah’s work at Evergreen includes a variety of roles including Assisting Robin with Student Services, Garden Coordinator, Associate Teacher for 5th, 7th and 8th grade, Behavior Support Specialist and as an Exceptional Children's Associate Teacher.

Sarah thoroughly enjoys volunteering, including serving in various ways at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville. Sarah and her wife, Kate serve the Buncombe County community by providing foster care to children, as well. Sarah also loves hiking, camping and gardening with Kate and their son, Jack. Sarah's other favorite hobbies include birding, drawing, cooking and baking.

Sarah looks forward to sharing learning experiences with the students and families at Evergreen and being a part of the community guiding them through exploration and adventure as they grow and develop each day.


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Gordon Simmons, Business Manager
50 Bell Road, Room 218
Asheville, NC 28805
gordon.simmons@evergreenccs.org
Phone: 828.298.2173 x 221
FAX: 828.298.2269

 

Gordon recently returned to the Asheville area from Ijamsville, Maryland where he was the business manager of Friends Meeting School. The past five years he has been working at independent schools in administration but has also found some time to teach. He is interested in ensuring schools to have diverse student bodies, teach to differentiated learning styles, and offer a safe learning environment for all their students.

Prior to working in education Gordon was a documentary photographer and a vice president in trust banking. He has an extensive background in administration, audit, estate planning, investments, and planned giving. His entire career he has volunteered with local and national non-profit arts and service organizations. He has worked both in direct services and at the board level. His board participation is focused on organizational effectiveness, development, and sustainability. He lives in Mars Hill and his nephew and niece have been Evergreen students.


Margaret Fuller, Receptionist and Office Assistant
50 Bell Road, Front Desk
Asheville, NC 28805
margaret.fuller@evergreenccs.org
Phone: 828.298.2173 x 0
FAX: 828.298.2269

Margaret brings over twelve years of experience working as an Administrative Assistant for non-profit organizations. She has presented Arts-In-Education programs for students grades K-12. Margaret is a native of Asheville and has four adult children and ten beautiful grandchildren. 

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Jody Flemming, Development Coordinator
50 Bell Road
Asheville, NC 28805
jody.flemming@evergreenccs.org
Phone: 828.298.2173, ext. 228
FAX: 828.298.2269

Jody grew up in Charlotte and lived in Arizona and Colorado before returning to Asheville to put down permanent roots. His first involvement with Evergreen was as a parent and volunteer. Those experiences showed him what a special school and community we have here, and he jumped at the chance to join the team.

After working as a Park Ranger with the National Park Service for several years, Jody moved into the world of environmental advocacy. He brings years of organizational and policy development experience to Evergreen, as well as a passion for environmental education. Jody enjoys exploring the furthest reaches of western North Carolina on his mountain bike, and is a huge music nerd.

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Dave Costelloe, Network Administrator
50 Bell Road
Asheville, NC 28805
dave.costelloe@evergreenccs.org
Phone: 828.298.2173
FAX: 828.298.2269

Dave holds degrees in Network Technology and Information Security from AB Tech College. Coming from a long history of working with computers and electronics, Dave enjoys keeping the technology working at Evergreen. When he is not working on computers, Dave enjoys gaming, gardening, writing, and being the proud father of his two children, Taylor and Ben.

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Jean Reese, Business Office Assistant
50 Bell Road, Room 213
Asheville, NC 28805
jean.reese@evergreenccs.org
Phone: 828.298.2173, ext. 231
FAX: 828.298.2269

Jean started at Evergreen as a parent volunteer, and currently works behind the scenes to help keep Evergreen running smoothly. She is also the editor and publisher of a B&B directory for Unitarian Universalists, the newsletter designer for the Carolina Mountain Club, and an editor for a performance-based management training company. She serves as assistant comptroller for the Westwood Cohousing Homeowners Association, and has worked as an editor, researcher, freelance writer and photographer for various organizations.Jean has a master in Public Administration from Auburn University, as well as a BA in Journalism and Political Science from Indiana University. She and her husband have lived in Asheville since 1996 and have one child, an Evergreen graduate.

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Building and Grounds

Bob Oakes, Facilities Manager
50 Bell Road, Room 218
Asheville, NC 28805
bob.oakes@evergreenccs.org
Phone: 828.298.2173
FAX: 828.298.2269

Bob Oakes has worked in service to children since 1979 including management positions in residential treatment centers and owning and operating a child care center with his wife Ann. Bob has a Masters in Human Services Administration from Antioch/New England College. 

Bob has held associate teacher positions at Evergreen in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades and, combining his love of music and children, he has been a children's musician, music teacher and guitar teacher. Bob has four children and moved from Connecticut to North Carolina in 2000.

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Donnie Roberts, Head Custodian
50 Bell Road
Asheville, NC 28805
donnie.roberts@evergreenccs.org
Phone: 828-298-2173
FAX: 828-298-2269

Donnie first came to us as a temporary employee and soon was known throughout the school for his helpful and gentlemanly manner. He is now our head custodian. Donnie has worked in custodial and maintenance in Florida and Tennessee. He lives with his family in Asheville and enjoys weekend sports.


Ricky Price, Maintenance
50 Bell Road
Asheville, NC 28805
ricky.price@evergreenccs.org
Phone: 828-298-2173
FAX: 828-298-2269
 
Ricky has been working at Evergreen since 2005. He enjoys woodworking, and can sometimes be found with a karaoke microphone in his hand.

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