Ashlyn knew that she wanted to be involved in urban education after spending much of her time as an undergraduate in an under-resourced, low-performing school in Utica, NY. Soon after graduating from Hamilton College with a BA in government and a minor in education, she joined NYC Teaching Fellows and began working at PS 79 in the Bronx where she taught kindergarten, first, and second grade. During this time, she received her masters in urban education. In 2008, following her time at PS 79, she joined Haven Academy as a founding inclusion teacher of grades first, second, and fourth. In 2012, she became Haven Academy’s Assistant Principal.
Ashlyn has her degree in educational leadership from Columbia’s Teachers College and is now the Elementary School Principal at Haven Academy. She holds certification in General and Special Education, as well as School Building Administration.