Ashley is new to our district and serves as a language interpreter for a student in my classroom.
Even thought Ashley's title is "language interpreter," she is just so much more. The student she works with is also autistic. Ashley is able to easily help differentiate, guide this student socially, and still hold high expectations of this student all while interpreting and teaching sign to the student and his family.
He is having such a successful year, and a key component is all the work she does. Ashley even attends Lego Robotics club after school with this child to help make the school-activity transition easier.
Additionally, Ashley is amazing with all of the students in my classroom. She builds relationships and supports all kids in the classroom, and the kids really respond to her.
It's amazing to me how well she multi-tasks with interpreting, supporting students, aiding the teacher, etc. Ashley really makes a difference at our school. She goes above and beyond her job title. She makes school a better place for our students, teachers, and families.
She builds rapport with kids during their specials and lunch hour. She also assists students in after school hours, such as Lego robotics.
— Randi Snowberry