My name is Ashley Mays and this is my seventh year in education. I worked for one year in North Kansas City School District as a Paraprofessional. This will be my sixth year at Kansas City International Academy as a 1st grade teacher. I graduated from Park University in 2013 with my Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education. In 2018 I completed my Masters Degree in Language and Literacy. In a few weeks I will start a graduate program to become certified to teach English Language Learners. I have been married for almost 6 years and together we have an amazing four year old son! We enjoy spending time together as a family exploring Kansas City and love to travel when we can. I look forward to working with all of my wonderful first graders this year!