New Teacher Profile: Stepney welcomes Ashley Gilbey

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Ashley Gilbey used to teach at Turkey Hill School in Orange. On her first visit to Stepney Elementary School the educator was greeted by wild turkeys in the parking lot.

Name: Ashley Gilbey

Position: First grade teacher, Stepney Elementary School

Coming from: Turkey Hill School in Orange (taught third grade for four years)

Grew up in: Shelton

Education: Earned a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a Master’s degree in special education from Southern Connecticut State University

What do you like most about teaching?

I just like building relationships with the kids and just seeing them smile every day.

What do you most look forward to about teaching in Monroe this fall? 

I’m really looking forward to meeting the students and getting to connect with them and their families.

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