-BA. English, UNCG
-AMS Montessori Primary Teaching Certification 1985
Associate Head of School, Nancy Hofer, came to GMS in 1991 as a Primary teacher where she taught for five years. Prior to coming to GMS she founded and operated the Brevard Montessori School for three years which is still in operation today. In 1996, she became the full-time Associate Head of School. In her role, she oversees faculty professional development and Montessori curriculum adherence and integration in all classrooms. During her tenure, she has fostered the realignment of the Upper School, guided the development of the Land Lab program, and directed our CASA and auxiliary programs.
She also has six years of experience as a Board member with the American Montessori Society, and has also served on the Board of the Arthur Morgan School in western North Carolina.
Her three children attended Montessori schools and her youngest son, Ari, graduated from GMS in 2000.