As Recruitment Specialist and Instructional Coach, Ashley works to build, nurture, and support relationships with our partners and learners in the greater Birmingham, Alabama area. She began her career as a second grade educator for at- risk students in Birmingham. She then taught 6-12th-grade reading before becoming a Reading Specialist. Ashley is passionate about student literacy, growth, and holistic student development, as well as giving students opportunities to see futures for themselves. Ashley has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s Degree in Reading and Literacy, and certification in Instructional Leadership. In her spare time, she enjoys painting and creative projects, learning, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.