Young, Peyton

Peyton Young

Progressive Education Program
Classroom Teacher

Ms. Peyton's Class

Thank you for visiting our classroom webpage! I was born and raised here in Asheville and consider myself very blessed to teach in the place I love. I am a graduate of Western Carolina University with a degree in Special Education, adapted and general curriculum. This is my 6th year teaching at PEP at Valley Springs Middle School.  Our goal in our classroom is to provide a safe and engaging learning environment where our students can grow to reach their full potential! I believe that students learn best when they know they are heard, respected, and loved. This is what we strive to do everyday!  Please email with any questions or suggestions you may have! 

Room 004 Family 

Karen Marlowe (instructional assistant) This is Karen's 14th year with PEP. She has worked with Ms. Peyton for 6 years. Karen has a nurturing spirit and is always ready to lend a helping hand. In her free time, Karen likes to bake, garden, sing at church, and spend time with her family. 

Esther Dunham (instructional assistant)
This is Esther's 10th year at PEP, 14th year as a BCS employee. She has worked with Ms. Peyton for 3 years.  Esther has a "go-getter" attitude and always looks for the best in others, including our students. In her free time, Esther likes to hike, go on walks with her dog Carly, and spend time with her family. 

Michael Twitchen (instructional assistant) This is Michael's 4th year at PEP as an assistant. He began his time at PEP as a peer tutor in high school. He has worked with Ms. Peyton for 3 years. Michael is a quiet leader and is ready to step in and help wherever he is needed. In his free time, Michael likes to hang out with his friends, play pool, and spend time with his family.