Mrs. Ashley Wright is proud to be joining the Kindergarten Team at South Newton Elementary this year! For the past 10 years, she has taught Kindergarten, 3rd grade, and served as a reading specialist at Claremont Elementary School in the Catawba County School System. Mrs. Wright truly feels that Kindergarten is her calling and enjoys coming to work each day to inspire, teach and enjoy each of her students.
Mrs. Wright earned her Master’s Degree in Reading Education from Appalachian State University in May, 2010. She previously earned her Bachelor’s of Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina – Charlotte in December, 2006. Mrs. Wright’s professional passions are deeply rooted in teaching the whole child. To create and encourage a nurturing and loving “family” environment in her classroom, Mrs. Wright begins by building relationships with each student, collaborating with her students and families, encouraging each child to explore and hone their talents, skills and gifts to gain confidence, exhibit leadership, and grow to the top of their potential to be the best that they can be. She puts much emphasis on teamwork, character-building, and LOVE in the classroom. She understands that her students “don’t care how much she knows, until they know how much she CARES.” In her spare time, Mrs. Wright enjoys spending time with her husband and son, enjoying life and making memories together. Photography is also one of Mrs. Wright’s true passions – for the last 7 years, she has enjoyed owning her own photography business! Mrs. Wright also loves reading, visiting and vacationing in tropical paradises, and spending time outside enjoying the beauty and blessings that surround us.