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

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

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

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

Derek Starling

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

Derek Starling

Derek Starling

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

Spencer Pittman, Staff Writer

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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.