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22. NH Teacher of the Year: Ashley Preston

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It is very rare for a pre-school teacher to be selected as a state Teacher of the Year, but New Hampshire educator Ashley Preston did exactly that.


Join Anthony Arno on The New Teacher Podcast as he talks with Ashley about the importance of pre-school teachers, who she insists are more than just daycare providers.  Ashley tells about her decision to take a break before beginning law school to work in a classroom support position, where she instantly caught the teaching bug.  Ashley also tells about her role with Child Find in the Manchester School District.


Website: Child Find Program


Twitter: Ashley Preston


Internet Resources: Pinterest, Edutopia, ASCD


Recommended Book:

Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess


Quote: “If you make the world better for kids, you make the world better for everybody”  Kid President



Final Period Before the Final Bell:


Morning Person or Night Owl

• Night


Mac or PC

• Mac


Favorite Childhood Book

• Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak


First Paying Job

• Data Entry Clerk at Real Estate Appraisal Office


Favorite TV Show

• Once Upon a Time 

• Chicago Fire


Last Music Download or song playing in your car

• Dave Matthews Band

• Song Kayla by Flying Colors


One Famous Person That You Would Invite for Dinner

• Ellen DeGeneres


What would you do during an unexpected snow day?

• Stay in PJ’s as long as I can then play in the snow with my daughter


Next Item on Bucket List

•  Cruise