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Ashley Randolph

Ashley Randolph
  • Marion, NC
  • McDowell Academy for Innovation

My name is Ashley Randolph. I am originally from Ohio and have lived in North Carolina for ten years now. I relocated to Asheville last year and began teaching in Marion last August. I really enjoy living in the mountains, hiking, and kayaking in my free time. I teach physical science and biology at McDowell Academy for Innovation. I am passionate about science education and giving my students the opportunity to engage with the content as much as possible. Authentic hands-on experiences with the content help to increase student understanding and excitement about the subject. I think that experiments, discussions, collaboration, and critical thinking are all crucial elements of a science classroom. I select supplies for these activities from the grocery store that are recognizable and that will result in memorable experiences, such as Oreos, Peeps, and antacids. I plan labs frequently and appreciate the freedom to purchase supplies that run out often when I need them.

Grant Awarded in 2022: School Supplies Grant

NSHSS is always looking to find ways to support our network of educators, especially those who are constantly looking to support their students. To help offset the financial burden, NSHSS is awarding twelve (12) high school educators $500 grants to help provide additional opportunities to their students and classrooms.