Greenbrier Academy Introduces a New Academic Director and Math Teacher
Greenbrier Academy for Girls is excited to announce two new additions to their academic team: Dr. Michelle Bush, EdD/Cl. has been appointed the new Academic Director and James Erdman will be stepping in as Greenbrier’s new math teacher.
Both have been settling into their new roles and getting to know students over the past week while already proving to be a welcome addition to the Greenbrier family.
Dr. Bush holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, a master’s degree in Secondary English Education from the University of Phoenix and a Doctoral Degree in Education Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix.
Prior to joining Greenbrier Academy as Academic Director, she dedicated 22 years in the English secondary education classroom and continues her dedication to the field of education, her passion for inspiring student success and love of lifelong learning at Greenbrier.
It is Dr. Bush’s personal belief that all students have the ability to learn by providing the proper guidance, establishing an appropriate rapport, building a positive support system and fostering a safe and warm learning environment that is conducive to higher-level learning.
Math teacher James Erdman is a big proponent for S.T.E.M. which drives his lesson planning to incorporate the problem-solving process and authentic life-based assignments. He believes that math should be more than instruction and worksheets and his students should know how the math they learn can fit into their lives.
Born in Pennsylvania, James has been working as an educator since obtaining his bachelor’s degree in secondary education in physics in 2020 from the University of Idaho. Before becoming a teacher, he was a corporal in the United States Marine Corps and deployed twice between 2011 and 2015. His experience in the Marines led him to seek out a career where he could make a lasting and meaningful impact in the lives of his fellow Americans
About Greenbrier Academy
Greenbrier Academy is a therapeutic boarding school for girls aged 14-18 located on 140 acres of woodland in Pence Springs, WV. We offer an immersive therapeutic program specifically designed to reestablish core beliefs. This is done through the collaborative effort of our signature programs, therapy and college-prep academics within a supportive community of sisterhood.