Hello, and welcome to my class! My name is Ashlee Girard. This is the 7th year of my teaching career at Silver Trail, and this will be my 4th year working with 1st graders. I spent 3 years in 1st grade, and 3 years in 3rd grade. Which makes me a perfect teacher for a 1-2 combo!
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 13 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 9th grade, Zane is in 6th grade, and my youngest Zach is in 4th 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.