The Nonprofit Grant Writer Guru
Ashley has been responsible for securing over $60 million in grant funding for nearly non-profits and businesses. The grant funding directly supports expanding health services, law enforcement services, reducing homelessness, instructional services, hiring teachers, after school tutoring, parent and family engagement, transportation, and innovative programming that directly affects the most vulnerable populations within the community.
Combining her expertise as a grant administrator and former teacher, to add her skill for planning, Ashley founded her own preschool Oxford Learning Academy and private school The Oxford Academy, which brings an innovative, data-driven approach to early childhood education. Involving parents, using data to inform teacher instruction, and embedding world culture within its curriculum, Ashley prepares the next generation of leaders from their earliest days of education.
From start to finish, Ashley continues her work with non-profits and businesses to develop initiatives which impacts youth ages birth through 18 years old. She continues to serve as a well sought out consultant in grant writing and business development. She is also assists with project implementation and compliance.
She holds a bachelor’s and master's degree in Criminal Justice with a focus on at risk youth. She has a second master's in Educational Leadership. Ashley has served as a school district Administrator overseeing $10.8 million annually. Ashley earned certifications in K-12 Educational Leadership, K-12 ESE, Pre-K through 3rd Teacher Certification, Reading Endorsement, Pre-K with Disabilities Endorsement, Childcare Director Credential, Staff Credential, VPK Director and VPK Teacher.
Ashley is a Children’s Author. She has been featured in Purpose Driven Magazine, The US Times, Stars of Entrepreneurship Magazine, and Business Shark Magazine. She is one of the Top 25 Women You Need to Know and has also been a recipient of the UnSung Hero Award.