St. Joe’s Teacher of the Week: Ms. Kenya Ashby

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Derek Starling

Ms. Kenya Ashby was chosen to be St. Joe’s Teacher of the Week.

Spencer Pittman, Staff Writer

Every week The Bear Facts selects a St. Joe teacher to be featured. This week the staff selected Ms. Kenya Ashby.

The Bear Facts: Where did you receive your degree?

Ashby: I received my Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Mississippi and my Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences from Mississippi College.

The Bear Facts: What is your favorite thing about teaching, and why?

Ashby: My favorite thing about teaching is when there is down time to hear about my students’ interests or what they have going on at the moment. I also love the fact that I have built relationships with some of my students.

The Bear Facts: What skills do you use the most to effectively teach?

Ms. Kenya Ashby: I use my technology skills to incorporate various learning methods and websites into my lectures. Additionally, because of my ability to be able to relate to my students, I try to incorporate more relatable real-world examples into my teaching.

The Bear Facts: What are your biggest pet peeves as a teacher?

Ashby: My biggest pet peeves are grading short answer questions and having to repeat myself more than twice.

The Bear Facts: Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?

Ashby: In 5 years, I see myself nearing completion of medical school. In 10 years, I see myself with a family and helping others as a doctor.

Ms. Kenya Ashby teaches Biology.