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Educational excellence through integration of the arts

Support Staff

Meet our Support Staff.

Carol Davis Systems Administrator Artspace Charter School

Carol holds certificates as a Microsoft System Adiministrator, Analyzing and Troubleshooting TCP/IP Networks with Wireshark,  as well as taken course work in Microsoft Active Directory, Powershell and most recently  in Microsoft Server 2012 through AB Tech Community College.  Carol has also been a member of North Carolina Education Technicians since 2014. She served as a Board Member from 2001 to 2003, and co-founded the ArtSpace parent organization in 2001. Ms. Carol has been an ArtSpace employee since 2003.  Her personal interests include family, reading, baking, fishing, and of course technology.

Jane Horning Office Manager Artspace Charter School
Phone: 828.298.2787, ext 322

Jane holds a B.S. in Business Education from Florida Southern College. She has been involved with ArtSpace from its inception, first as a volunteer.  Jane has been on staff at the school since 2003.  She enjoys reading, hiking, and music.

Darlene Dimenna Administrative Assistant Artspace Charter School
Phone: 828.298.2787, ext 304

Darlene holds an M.A. in Health Psychology from Appalachian State University. She joined ArtSpace as a parent and volunteer in 2001 and joined the front office staff in 2009. She is passionate about health and wellness and shares this with the  ArtSpace community through the wellness committee and annual Health Fair.  She  coordinates the ArtSpace garden growing flowers, herbs, the occasional vegetable and cultivating a love of plants and fresh healthy food with students. She is also an herbalist and currently serves on the board of the North Carolina Herb Association.  

Beth Garrison Librarian Artspace Charter School
Phone: Contact through email

Beth has a BA in Art from University of California, Santa Cruz and a Masters in Library and Information Science from University of North Carolina, Greensboro.  She has a long history of working in libraries, which began as a page shelving books in a public library during college over 20 years ago, and the last being in the Asheville-Buncombe Public Library as a children’s librarian. Beth has been an ArtSpace parent since 2013 and joined the ArtSpace staff in 2015.  She enjoys reading, crafting, swimming, and spending time with her husband and three daughters.

Erin Carr Communications and Marketing Coordinator Artspace Charter School
Phone: 828.298.2787, ext 321

Erin has taught 3rd and 4th grade at ArtSpace, working with the school since it’s inception in 2001.  She earned a B.A. in Literature from Earlham College, an M.A.T. from the University of St. Thomas in Secondary Language Arts Education. Erin also studied photography, printmaking and art history at Marshall University. She enjoys reading, fun conversations and laughing, gardening, cooking and eating good foods, photography and spending time with her family.

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Michelle Migyanka Student Information Coordinator Artspace Charter School
Phone: 828.298.2787, ext 326

Michelle earned a Business Associate degree from Broward Community College with an added emphasis in psychology.  She joined the ArtSpace staff in the fall of 2012 however she has been an ArtSpace parent since 2008.  Michelle is a beekeeper, an avid gardener, loves to travel and spend time with her family.

Robin Allred Community Partnerships, Volunteer Coordination and Thrift Shop Manager Artspace Charter School
Phone: 828.545.0564

Robin graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1983. She has been working in schools since 1999, beginning with the Charlotte Jewish Preschool, Shalom Preschool of Asheville, Claxton Elementary and finally landing at ArtSpace in 2007, as a member of the Board of Directors. After serving 3 years as an ArtSpace  Board Member, Robin began working as a Teaching Assistant in 2011. She now serves as Volunteer and Community Partnerships Coordinator and is charged with daily operations of the new 2nd Act Thrift and Gift Store. Robin enjoys hiking, reading, being crafty and spending time with her wonderful family!

Thomas Solesby Building Manager Artspace Charter School
Phone: 828.298.2787, ext 644

Thomas has worked in residential and commercial construction for 17 years and has experience in carpentry, electrical and plumbing. He studied at Haywood Community College and Western Carolina University. He enjoys fly tying, fly fishing, and walking through the woods with his children.

Lyn VanOver Permanent Substitute Teacher Artspace Charter School
Phone: 828.298.2787, ext 609

Lyn has been in education for 21 years. She began as an outdoor educator and naturalist. Lyn is one of the  founding faculty members at ArtSpace, helping to get the school off the ground in 2001.  She is a National Board Certified Teacher in Middle Childhood as well. She holds a B.S. in Biological Anthropology with a minor in Environmental Science from the University of California, San Diego, and a M.A. in Elementary Education from Spalding University.  Lyn enjoys gardening hiking, and music. Lyn has two daughters. Lyn’s daughter Glory is a graduate of Artspace and is currently a senior at  UNCW and Lyn’s daughter Grace is a freshman at Owen High.

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