Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Early Childhood Education and Special Education- National Louis University

Ms. Ashley Smith

Hello! My name is Ms. Ashley Smith and I will be your child's teacher in the Duck room this school year! This is my third year in district at VVSD and I love being a teacher in the STLR program. Prior to coming to JMECC,  I taught preschool for 8 years at a private school in Naperville. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from National Louis University and am dually certified in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. I am continuing to follow my passion of advocating for students with special needs by starting the Master's of Education Degree in Special Education from the American College of Education this September.

I am an advocate for children learning through play and believe that my job as an educator is to teach children the way that they learn. This will look different from child to child so establishing and fostering strong relationships with my students and their families is a driving force in my practice. 

When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling to new places, reading, and planning my wedding. I am looking forward to a fun year of learning with your child!