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Chainey O’Herin

Chainey O’Herin First Grade Teaching Assistant

Chainey has been working as a Teaching Assistant at ArtSpace since 2019.  She holds dual B.A. degrees in Psychology and French from King College in Bristol, TN.  Chainey is an Asheville native that returned to the mountains after briefly living abroad.  She has worked in educational research for 13 years, helping inform evidence based practices.  Being in the classroom has allowed her to put these practices to use.  She often says she is the ‘Oldest First Grader” because of how much she learns from the students.  Outside the classroom, Chainey and her family keep themselves busy with a multitude of projects, mostly relating to homesteading.  She enjoys fiber arts such as knitting, sewing, and fabric dyeing, but mostly reserves these for colder months since being outside gardening, hiking, and camping feed her soul.

Artspace Charter School 2030 U.S. Hwy 70, Swannanoa, NC