Welcome again to my e-portfolio site! My name is Miss Ashley Williams and I recently graduated from the University of Mount Union. My major was Biology, with minors in french and AYA education. I cheered throughout college (and high school), and am proud to say I was Purple Raider! On top of my studies and cheerleading, I remained busy with several clubs/organizations such as Beta Beta Beta National Biological Society, Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, Blue Key National Honorary, Alpha Lambda Delta, Habitat for Humanity, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Raider Relief.
Outside of working at CHS, I am the assistant cheerleading coach at Alliance High School, where I completed my student teaching. Along with coaching, I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends, doing water sports (jet-skiing, wake boarding), reading, and shopping. I have a huge love for clothes, jewelry, and shoes! What can I say? I am a typical girl!
So, why education? Let me start by saying I came to Mount Union with every intention of studying pre-med to become a neonatal doctor. But, I quickly realized I had a different calling in life. Yes, this decision was triggered by some heart conditions that I have, but I truly feel that this change of plan is for the best. I have always enjoyed studying with my peers and helping others prepare for tests. I am often told that I have witty ways of remembering information and applying material to see the "bigger picture." Therefore, switching from pre-med to education seemed to be the right choice for me.
I firmly believe that each and every one of us have the ability to learn; some of us just need a little boost of confidence along the way. This is where I come in as your future educator. I aspire that I will become a teacher that makes learning fun. I wish that all my students understand that they can learn, if they just believe in themselves and have confidence. I also hope that my students will feel comfortable within my classroom and be willing to come to me for anything. Overall, I feel that education has become my calling in life. My patience and understanding for others will tremendously help me manage a classroom environment that promotes self learning and respect for all. I hope that my students will learn to have confidence, set high goals for themselves, and learn to appreciate the science surrounding each and every one of us!