Ashley lived in Michigan before moving to New York in Fall of 2013. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University with her Elementary Teaching degree. Ashley is also currently pursuing her Masters Degree from Hunter College in Early Childhood Education. Her experience includes working as a preschool teacher, instructional assistant and occupational therapist, tutoring children of various ages, and working after care with ages five to thirteen. She feels that every child learns in a different way and each child’s individuality thrives through the arts. Ashley has always had a love of working with kids specifically through the arts and creative studies. It is important for children to learn to advocate for themselves, become individuals, and learn to make good choices. She thinks it is amazing that children at this age are capable of absorbing the world around them and believes it is of the utmost importance that their teachers provide a warm and supporting environment!