Hello, and welcome to my class! My name is Ashlee Girard, and this will be my 3rd year in 3rd grade and my 6th year of my teaching career at Silver Trail.
I am originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, where I attended kindergarten through high school, it wasn't until after I moved to Kuna, Idaho over 12 years ago that I decided this would be an amazing place to continue my dream of teaching. While raising my children I enrolled in University of Phoenix in 2007 and began working towards my Associate of Arts degree in Psychology, and then I continued on to receive my Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education in 2011.
I have three beautiful children; Zoe is in 8th grade, Zane is in 5th grade, and my youngest Zach is in 3rd grade. It is because of my own personal experiences in school and with my children that I am the teacher and person that I am today. We had large class sizes and not a lot of individualized attention as learners. I have made it my mission as your child's teacher to make sure that your child never feels unloved, unwelcome, unappreciated, unheard or untaught. I will work hard throughout the year to make sure that I am spending time getting to know your child, and their specific needs to ensure they are receiving what their amazing brains need.
I am blessed to be engaged to Curtis Long; some of your children may know him or have seen him around the building, as he was our network technician for Silver Trail. However, he has recently accepted a position with Canyon County serving as an IT for several governmental agencies across the county. Though we miss him around our building we are very grateful for this opportunity for him to continue to grow and serve the community in a different capacity.