Early Childhood Faculty & Staff

Meet the Faculty and Staff of the Early Childhood Department

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Jennifer Bosworth

jenniferbosworth@abtech.edu

Phone: 828.398.7373

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Dianne Hughes

diannebhughes@abtech.edu

Phone: 828.398.7466

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Pam Kirby

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Phone: 828.398.7747

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Jennifer Bosworth

  • B.S. – UNC-Greensboro
  • M.A.T – Western Carolina University

Teaching Experience

Prior to becoming Department Chairperson here at A-B Tech I served as the director of a 5 star developmental day child care center.  I also served as the Collegiate Education Outreach Advisor here at A-B Tech for two years.  As a classroom teacher I taught More at Four (now known as NC Pre K) as well as working directly with children with hearing loss in preschool and elementary school settings.  I taught American Sign Language for A-B Tech’s Continuing Education Department for many years as well. 

Personal

I am a native of Asheville and am the mother of two boys.  My boys are the joy in my days, as well as the challenge!  We also have a dog named Cooper and a very talkative cat named Sadie!  I enjoy spending my free time with family and friends exploring the mountains I call home as well as traveling when I can.  In addition to traveling I also enjoy photography, reading and hammock camping!  I’m excited to be back at A-B Tech and working with such a dedicated faculty and wonderful students who are working daily to become better teachers for the children of our community!

Dianne Hughes

Education

  • B.A., Mars Hill College
  • M.A.Ed., Western Carolina University

Teaching Experience

Prior to teaching at A-B Tech, I taught preschool and elementary school.

Experience at the college; I have been teaching for the A-B Tech Department of Early Childhood Education since 1994.

Personal

My husband Bud is a partner in a local CPA firm. We were high school sweethearts and have been married for 36 years. We live in the Weaverville area with Lucy and Gunner, our golden doodles and Cookie our cockapoo.

Our older daughter Shanna works as an Occupational Therapist.  She and her husband Brandon live in West Virginia.  They are the parents of our three grandchildren. Avery is our beloved five year old granddaughter. Aidan is our precious three year old grandson.  Our third grandchild is scheduled to make his appearance this spring! They also have our newest grand puppy Spanky.

Lindsay is our younger daughter. She is a first grade teacher in Cary, NC.  She has her Master’s Degree and her National Board Certification in Education. She loves teaching in a year round school because she teaches for 9 weeks and then gets 3 weeks off!  Her baby is Laska, our sweet American Eskimo grand puppy.

 

Pam Kirby

Education

  • B.S., Radford University
  • M.A.Ed., Western Carolina University

Teaching Experience

Prior to teaching at A-B Tech, I taught preschool, elementary school, and high school.

Experience at the college; I have been teaching for the A-B Tech Department of Early Childhood Education since 1995.

Personal

My husband and I moved to Asheville in 1983 from Newport News, Virginia. We left for one year in order for my husband to teach at NYU, but I’m happy to be back in Asheville. My husband is the chair of the Music Department at UNCA. We have two children and a dog, Nellie. Our daughter graduated from UNCG with a degree in theatre. She lives in West Hollywood, CA. and is pursuing acting. Our son attends A-B Tech and is a musician. My personal interests include reading, art, music, and gardening. I thoroughly enjoy teaching college students and advocating for children.

 

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