When teachers believe in their students, they empower them to change the world. In this episode, Ashley Douglas shares success stories from teaching Kindergarten & 1st grade as a model teacher and team lead for 9 years in Baltimore City Public Schools before & after COVID-19. She shows how important it is to understand our students’ and their families’ experiences and how schools can create in school and now online programming to meet their needs.
Ashley is one of the most passionate teachers and mothers that I know! Her children are amazing and her students and their parents always share stories of how she changed their lives!
She is also an Adjunct Professor at Towson University in the department of Elementary Education, an Improving Education Teacher Implementation Fellow, and Teach For America Alumna.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ashley and her cohort of Improving Education Fellows developed Learning in a Box, interactive resources that can be used to engage in fun, meaningful learning activities at home for children in Head Start and Pre-Kindergarten through Second Grade.
She was a celebrated TFA alumna, Ashley has been featured in internal instructional videos and material after obtaining model teacher status in 2015.
She is a Baltimore native and graduate of The Bryn Mawr School and the University of Maryland, College Park. She earned a Masters of Science in Education from Johns Hopkins University.
Ways you can connect with Ashley:
Twitter: @mrsdouglas6 https://twitter.com/mrsdouglas6
Instagram: @ashleydouglas6 https://instagram.com/ashleydouglas6?igshid=1m0cvxdc563tp
Improving Education Teacher Improvement Fellowship
Learning in A Box: https://bedtimeinabox.org/pages/donate-learning?mc_cid=95869a1dba&mc_eid=483c525354
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