Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Master of Arts in Education Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership and Management
Dr. Ashley Jones
My name is Ashley Jones and I was born in the Mississippi Delta in Clarksdale, Mississippi on 20th day of May, 1991. After spending 8 years of my life in the Delta, my family relocated to Helena-West Helena, Arkansas where I spent most of my life.
In 2009, I graduated from Central High School of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas. Shortly after graduating high school, I decided to further my education at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) in Oxford, Mississippi. At the University of Mississippi, I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in English in the year of 2013.
After graduating college, my very first job was as an English teacher in my birth town of Clarksdale, Mississippi (2014). Realizing I have a knack for teaching, I took the next step in my career by earning a Master's of Arts in Teaching from Belhaven University (2018). In the same year, I began my journey of pursuing my Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership and Management. While spending 5 years teaching in Clarksdale, Mississippi, I earned Teacher of the Year during both the 2016-2017 and the 2017-2018 school year!
After spending 5 years in Clarksdale, Mississippi, I decided it was a time for a change. July of 2019, I moved to Memphis, TN and began my 6th year of teaching as an English teacher and Interventionist at Highland Oaks Middle School under the leadership of Dr. Monica Fleming.
June 2021, I graduated from Capella University with a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Management.
My philosophy of teaching is that all students are capable of learning. It is of the utmost importance that teachers go above and beyond for their students and never give up on them. We can do this by not only teaching them, but by also offering them support and ensuring that we, as teachers, will always be there for them. It is my belief that building positive relationships and connections increases student engagement.
- Ashley Jones, Ed.D.