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Mrs.  Ashley  Marie  Pilkington
5th Grade Teacher
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Fifth Grade


I have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education (K-6), and I just graduated with my Master's in Elementary Education this summer. I am always excited to gain more knowledge that will benefit the students. 


I did my student teaching at East Brainerd Elementary for both placements. My first placement was in 5th grade with Mrs. Pflug, and my second placement was in 3rd grade with Mrs. Plank. After student teaching, I was hired at East Brainerd as a 5th grade teacher in 2010. The 5th grade student numbers were low, so after a few weeks I was quickly moved to 1st grade. The following year I was moved to 3rd grade as a departmentalized Literacy teacher and remained there for two years. In 2013, I was moved back to 5th grade, and I am thankfully still in fifth this year. I enjoy this age group and look forward to getting to know all my students better through out this year. 


I am a very active person, so during my free time I am usually practicing yoga, running, cycling, or taking my paddle boards on the river.  I enjoy relaxing with a good book and cuddling with my dog, Khaleesi.  I am currently reading the Game of Thrones series, but during the school year there is not a lot of time to read for enjoyment.  Often times I will be reading continuing education books or grading papers.  I don't have any children, so I treat Khaleesi like my child.  :)