Director of Student Experiences
(Khaleesi of Curiosity)
Ashley first joined PAST as part of the program staff at the Kelleys Island Field School in 2014. She is now part of the Student Experience team as the Director of Student Experiences, and is also the lead of the Innovators Club, an after-school program at PAST. Ashley worked as substitute teacher in Columbus for two years before beginning her work at PAST.
Ashley’s passion for teaching grew as she learned more about the hands-on experience students could have outside of the classroom, along with problem-based experiences. Her passion for working with students grows with every new classroom, after school programs, summer program or other student program.
Along with her passion for teaching Ashley also has a passion for volleyball and has coached for 12 years. She is currently the varsity assistant girls’ volleyball coach at Worthington Kilbourne High School. She spends her free time reading, taking photos, playing volleyball and spending time with her family, husband and dogs Neeson & Maizie.
Ashley earned a B.S. in Middle Childhood Education from the University of Rio Grande, and is certified in Science, Mathematics & Reading for grades 4th-9th. She also earned a Graduate Certificate in Information Technology from the University of Cincinnati where she is an adjunct professor.
Ashley sits on the board of:
Ohio Afterschool Network (OAN)
Mezzacello 21st Century Farm