After finishing up his master’s in education in school leadership at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in the spring of 2009, Will Yeiser returned to Asheville to launch the French Broad River Academy in August 2009.
While at Harvard, Will studied nontraditional school models and developed the French Broad River Academy. Prior to graduate school, he taught Spanish at Asheville Middle School, KIPP: Asheville Youth Academy, and Warren County Middle School through the Teach for America program.
Before entering the public education sector, Will taught whitewater paddling skills at nearby Camp Mondamin for five summers. He also taught kayaking in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, launched a small whitewater adventure company that led extended paddling trips throughout the Northern Rockies and Northern California, taught at a Swiss kayak school, and worked as a ski instructor for the Jackson Hole Mountain resort.
Will lives in central Asheville with his wife Kelly, his two sons Jack and Ayton, and his daughter Everleigh.