Student Support Spotlight: Ashley Marshall
My family and I consist of my husband and our three-month-old daughter, Charlotte (although we affectionately call her Charlie for short). Thanks to my amazing colleagues, I was able to spend her first eight weeks entirely with her, and returned from maternity leave after the winter break. Our pets include a dog named Layla, and a fish named Fredrick. We currently reside in Orange County, CA where I have been lucky enough to have spent most of my life.
This is my first school year with iLEAD Exploration. I am the school counselor for the K-8 population, as well as the 504 coordinator. In my early college days, I knew I wanted to work with children within the education field so I tried a few different things before I found school psychology. I have a bachelor’s degree in communicative disorders, and had aspirations of being a speech and language pathologist. After realizing I wanted to work on helping children in a different way, I decided to pursue my master’s degree in educational psychology. My strong interest in mental health also convinced me to get a specialty in educationally related mental health services.
Fun Fact- I absolutely love to travel! I have been to four continents, 10 countries, and 25 states. I was also pregnant when I went to Australia and New Zealand, so technically I have already started the travel bug in our daughter. She will also be going on her first flight this summer!
Favorite quote: “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein
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