Phone: 706-769-3235 ext. 1121
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Early Childhood Education; M. A. Early Childhood Education; EdS Curriculum and Instruction; P-5 Math Endorsement; Gifted Endorsement; 2004-2005 Teacher of the Year
My name is Claire Ashley and I will be your child's first grade teacher this year. I completed my undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education in 1997 and began teaching Title I at Oglethorpe Avenue in Clarke County August 1998. After teaching for two years, I went back to school to pursue a Master’s in Early Childhood Education and decided to go to Barrow County to teach 1st grade at Yargo Elementary School. I taught there for two years and wanted to pursue a Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction and wanted to be closer to home, so I came to RBES to teach 4th grade.
Math became a focus of professional development at Rocky Branch, so I added a math endorsement to my certificate in 2006. Completing my gifted endorsement Spring 2015 has helped ensure that I meet the students’ needs by providing enrichment exercises. I have experience teaching all grades kindergarten - fifth. Prior to my first year of teaching, I was a long-term sub in a 3rd grade classroom for the last half of the school year. I am very excited about the opportunity to teach first grade this year at RBES.
Family: Husband, Kevin Son, Harper (14) Daughter, Meg (11)
Hobbies: reading, jogging, shopping, attending Georgia football games, and spending time with family and friends
I am looking forward to working with your child and watching him/her grow throughout this year in first grade. I feel very blessed and honored to have the opportunity to teach your child. Welcome to my class!