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Ashley Thomas


3rd Grade Teacher

Ashley Thomas
thomas_ashley@hcde.org

Ashley Thomas HeadshotEducation: I graduated summa cum laude with Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood and Special Education (Pre-K through 3rd) from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (GO MOCS!!!!). I also received my middle grades endorsement in order to teacher 4th through 8th grade. I completed my Master's Degree in School Leadership (administration and principal license) from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in May 2018.  

Experience: This is my 5th year at Battle Academy!! I spent 4 years teaching 5th grade, and this is my first year in 3rd grade. Prior to Battle Academy, my experience includes teaching 6th grade math at Orchard Knob Middle School as well as student teaching placements at East Brainerd elementary teaching 2nd grade and teaching Kindergarten at Dade Elementary in Trenton, Georgia.  I also have informal teaching experience at educational camps held at the Adventure Science Center in Nashville, TN and Youth University on the campus of UTC.  I was also an 8th grade math tutor through the GEAR-UP Program. 

Background: I am originally from Goodlettsville, Tennessee, a suburb north of Nashville.  But I fell in love with Chattanooga during my junior year of high school. I started college at UTC in 2009 and have been here ever since! During my free time, I enjoy cooking, painting, reading, hiking with my dog, and spending time with family and friends.  My favorite things in the world are ice cream, Disney movies, sweet tea, my dog Sam Bo, and Chaco sandals. 

I love everything about Battle Academy! I am so excited for the opportunities and potential that awaits us this year!!

Favorite Quotes: 
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." --Eleanor Roosevelt 

"Love life, engage in it, give it all you've got. Love it with a passion, because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it." --Maya Angelou

"Be the change you want to see in the world." --Gandhi

"Today you are you, that is that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you!" --Dr. Seuss

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