Merrie King, Ed. D., Director
Dr. Merrie King joined the faculty at Belmont in 2001.She teaches classes in Child Development, Human Development, and Instructional Programs for Young Children. She is also the Montessori Program Director. Dr. King has over 30 years experience in education at the pre K-12, University, and Adult levels. Prior to coming to Belmont, she served as Director of Ithaka Montessori, a preschool in Franklin, Tennessee, for ages 2 ½ - 6. She founded the school in 1985.
Dr. King completed her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instructional Leadership at Vanderbilt in 2003, her Masters of Arts in Teaching in Linguistics - Teaching English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education from Georgetown University, and a B.S. in English Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In addition, she has earned three Montessori Diplomas: AMI Ages 0-3, AMI Ages 2 Â½ - 7, and AMS Ages 6-9. Dr. King is also a national facilitator through the Center for Teacher Formation for Parker Palmer's Courage to Teach Work.
Nanci Alsup M.Ed, Teaching Center Program Assistant
Nanci completed her Bachelor of Arts in Management and Human Relations at Trevecca Nazarene University in 2004 and her Masters of Education in Organizational Leadership and Communication at Belmont University in 2009.
Nanci has been employed at Belmont University since 1999 serving in the Teaching Center since August 2002. Previously, she was an Office Manager for the College of Arts and Sciences. Nanci has served on the Staff Council and has been involved with several small task force groups around the Belmont campus.
'I am privileged to be a part of the success of Belmont. It's a caring community that offers many opportunities for growth. I enjoy working with the faculty seeing first hand how they value teaching. Belmont is a rewarding place to be.E-mail:Nanci Alsup