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Mrs. Ashley Petrie

Here is a sneak peek into who I am! I am married and have a son who is in high school. He keeps us busy and on our toes all of the time with extra-curricular acitviities, school, and all the things he enjoys. When I am not at school, you can find me spending time with my family and friends, reading a good book, watching movies, cooking, traveling, shopping, crafting, and enjoying our down time with some relaxation at home. 

I graduated from Eastern Illinois University with my Bachelors of Science in Education. French Academy is where I started my teaching career at DPS. I was a 3rd grade teacher there for 4 years. While visiting my great nephew's montessori school in Texas, the montessori philosophy captured my attention and curiosity. After returning home, I researched and did a visit at Garfield. These experiences lead me to know I was ready to become educated and grow in this philosophy. I began at Enterprise, which has now grown with Garfield into becoming Montessori Academy for Peace. I recevied my certification for montessori from NAMC. I have enjoyed continuing to learn, grow, and watch myself blossom into a montessori teacher.