With 19 years of experience in elementary education, Dr. Ashley Beasley knows and understands primary education. She has been a teacher and academic coach at Dowell Elementary and an assistant principal at Powers Ferry and Eastside Elementary Schools. She has served as the Director of Cobb's Elementary Virtual Program for the last two years.
"Elementary students are my favorite," Dr. Beasley said with a smile. "They are so curious and open and willing to learn. Everything is new to them. I love my job!"
Dr. Beasley also knows Cobb County well. Aside from spending her career in Cobb Schools, she is also a proud Kennesaw State alum for all four graduate and post-graduate degrees. Go Owls!
In the following Q&A, Dr. Beasley explains her leadership philosophy and her goals for Davis Elementary.
Question: Why are you excited about joining the Davis Elementary community?
Answer: I can't wait to join the Davis community! I have heard wonderful things about the students, families, and staff. The student achievement data speaks volumes about the hard work that takes place within the classroom from both students and staff. It is evident that students receive support from parents at home, as well.
Q: What impresses you most about the Davis ES students, and what can the school community expect to see under your leadership?
A: The Davis community can expect clear, consistent communication. It will be a priority of mine to foster a fun, student-centered environment that is welcoming to all families and visitors. As an instructional leader, I will continue to support high levels of learning for all students. Additionally, the safety of students and staff will always be the top priority in decision-making.
Q: What does student success look like to you?
A: Student success looks different for every student. It is important to see value in the growth of students. Individual growth is the best way to measure success for all students!
Q: What do you like most about being an educator/principal, and what is your favorite memory as an educator?
A: Thus far, taking on the challenge of developing a successful virtual program for Cobb County's elementary students is one of my favorite educational experiences. It has been rewarding to see the staff meet students' needs in this alternative setting.
Q: Outside school, where might students, parents, or staff members run into you?
A: Outside school, parents or staff might run into me walking my dogs or enjoying dinner with friends and family. My husband and I frequently visit vacation destinations near the water.
Welcome to Davis Elementary, Dr. Beasley! We are so glad to have dedicated professionals like you on our One Team at Cobb Schools. The students, staff, and parents at Davis will be well-served by your experience and wisdom as you lead them into the future.