Teachers

All of our after-school instructors are dedicated teachers with something meaningful to share with our children. They embody the Woods' Mission, which is to empower students to achieve their full potential in academics and in all areas of their lives.

Beth Hoffman

 

 Beth Hoffman has a BS in Biology with a concentration in Zoology.  She started her Environmental Education career with training at the Staten Island Zoo and previously worked for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation as an Educator. Beth has been teaching hands-on science for 16 years!  Beth was also a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, and specialized in turtle care!  Beth is also an excellent artist, and can create in many different mediums.  She sews, knits, crochets, creates jewelry, spins raw wool into animals, and sculpts -- and that's just for starters!  The combination of science educator, teacher and artist is one that can't be beat!

Here are just a few examples of what Beth can create!

LOVE these adorable Snow Couple earrings!!!

Every season lends itself to artistic creation! 

 

Beth's love of both art AND science are perfectly embodied in her Mermaid Sock Dolls! 

   
Brett Moran/Quest Center Martial Arts
Brett Moran has been training at Chapel Hill Quest Martial Arts since 2012. As he progressed through his training, Brett became active in the Coach/Trainer program. He was handpicked for the instructor team not only because of his dedication to the art, but due to his warm personality and sincere desire to help every other student grow with him. Brett teaches Youth and Adult classes and is involved in the fitness program. Mr. Moran is a shodan (first degree black belt) in To-Shin Do.
   
Eric Hale and Erin Collins

Erin & Eric aren't running FROM the Wolf, they're running WITH the Wolf!

Eric and Erin are both committed to getting our students up off their chairs and out to run in the fresh air!  Eric teaches first grade at Woods, and Erin teaches third grade.  Both have active lifestyles and have personally experienced the benefits of running.

   
Debbie Suchoff

I've spent my entire life doing creative work - REALLY!!! It all started with painting rocks and shells..... I am a very curious person and have lots of fun making things. In 1986, while apprenticing as a piano technician (a person who tunes and repairs pianos) I started to make jewelry. There was a lot of interest in my pieces and so, before long, I had a jewelry business - "Little Treasures". It was so exciting to sell to galleries, boutiques and museums hopes. Today, I still make and sell jewelry, but am more interested in helping others discover their own creativity.

   
Emily Behr

Emily Behr, RYT-200 and trained Kids Yoga teacher, has been teaching yoga for over 6 years. In Emily's classes, kids of all ages enjoy movement and mindfulness through classes specifically curated for the age-group. Learn basic yoga elements through age-appropriate breath-work techniques, games, storytelling, and creative visualization, all approached in a fun, exciting way!

   
Tobin Logan

Coach Tobin Logan has  25 years of experience working with children and holds a bachelor's degree in U.S. History from UNC.   He has played in over 800 tournament chess games and is rated over 1700 USCF.  He has taught chess to children in many individual and group settings since 2008.  In chess training, he uses a whole-game approach that centers around focus, patience, and consistent ongoing effort to find each individual talent level.  He encourages a tournament-style orientation and decorum in pursuit of these goals, and allows plenty of time for the sheer enjoyment of the game and all of the life lessons that come along the way.