Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Josh Ashton
Hello! My name is Josh Ashton. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in History from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and a Master's of Education in Specific Learning Disabilities from the University of Minnesota. My experience is largely at the elementary level. It's hard to believe I have been in education since 1999.
Conversation starters that will grab my attention include food and travel. Food in particular really gets me salivating. Some of the more exotic dishes that have made there way down my gullet include fermented shark meat and deep fried cockroaches. As a risk taker, I am willing to try any food at least once except maybe for the Ghost Pepper.
In my personal life, I am married and have two children. My wife teaches English Language Learners and speaks Spanish. Caitlin (daughter) and Cody (son) are the two forces that drive me to be a better person. When I am not chasing my children, I like to unwind with a good book particularly from the science fiction genre (i.e., Dune, The Giver, & Ready Player One).
This is my first year at John A. Johnson Elementary School. I am learning the JAJ way and exploring the incredible school-wide approach to literacy. My guiding professional mantra is "Plus est en vous!" There is more in you than you think.