Friday, April 26, 2013
Coastal Montessori Charter School's board of directors has named Dr. Nathalie Hunt, a former Montessori lead teacher, as its new director.
She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and a Master of Education and Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Texas at Austin.
Hunt has served as a lower elementary Montessori lead teacher at a charter school in California and a private school in Texas.
She will be arriving at the school in May.
The school leaders also announced that they are currently under contract with the USC Foundation to purchase 109 acres of property on the Waccamaw Neck near Prince George.
The property, owned by the USC Foundation and called Longleaf Pine, is designated for environmental education.
The school will pursue a loan through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and they will work with local, state and federal governments.
Ten acres of the property, surrounded by a longleaf pine forest, is suitable for buildings, school leaders said.
Read more in Wednesday's edition of the Georgetown Times and Thursday's edition of the Waccamaw Times.