Instructor nominated for a National Afterschool Association Award

Columbia College Chicago Alumna, Ashley Conroy has been nominated for the National Afterschool Association Next Generation Award for Afterschool for 2017. Ashley, who is a science teacher at DeWitt Clinton School, has done extensive work teaching and developing lessons in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

As a former student intern for Scientists for Tomorrow initiative from the Department of Science and Mathematics, Ashley has contributed her time working along Marcelo Caplan, Evelyn Oropeza and Dave Morton, developing and writing lessons for various modules in STEM as well as assisting with the implementation of the Scientists for Tomorrow programs among multiple community centers in the Chicago area.

Ashley is the most dedicated , loving and energetic teacher. Clinton is a school of 1200 K-8 students with a diverse population. We have a large population of refugees. Ashley is a fabulous educator and human being. She makes all her students feel important and has the ability to engage all her students in any topic she is teaching. She goes above and beyond to make time for every child’s needs. Students learn in various ways and Ashley finds the teaching style that best fits the needs of all. Many of her students speak no English and that still doesn’t stop her. We need more people in this world like Ashley.” Debi Prince, Resource Coordinator at DeWitt Clinton School

We are very proud of her!

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