Phone: (251) 928-7841
Degrees and Certifications:
- Bachelor of Science - Elementary Education (K-6) from Jacksonville State University - Working towards Masters of Science in Gifted Education from Troy State University - AMSTI Math Certification - Kindergarten, 3rd Grade, and 4th Grade - AMSTI Science - Year 1 - 4th Grade - eMINTS Year 1 and Year 2 - Baldwin County Coding Teacher - Digital Renaissance - Alabama Bicenntenial Teacher - EMPOWER Teacher
Mrs. Ashley I. Semmes
My name is Ashley Semmes and I teach 4th grade here at Fairhope Intermediate. This will be my fourth year at FIS and I am proud to call myself a Fairhope Pirate. I grew up in North Alabama and received my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree at Jacksonville State University. We moved to Baldwin County several years ago and truly love being here. I taught Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 3rd grade at Magnolia School in Magnolia Springs before transferring to Fairhope Intermediate. I truly love teaching my Smarties!
I am currently working towards my Master's degree in Gifted Education with Troy State University (Jacksonville State's biggest rival, so shhhh - don't tell them).
I believe ALL students can learn. I believe in using a variety of methods to allow students to be successful and know that hands-on activities and real-world problems teach more than worksheets ever could. I believe encouragement is a superpower and that having a positive classroom creates positive learners!
I have been married to my wonderful husband, Marc Semmes, for almost 22 years, who is an attorney here in Fairhope. We have 3 amazing children. Our oldest son graduated from Fairhope High School and will be starting college this fall. Our middle son is a SENIOR at Fairhope High School this year (I cannot believe I'm this old!). And our daughter will finally be with me here at FIS in 4th grade. We are always busy with band, swim, soccer, sailing, drama, and dance. We are active in the community and love staying busy. We have a cat named Lucy, who loves to be the center of attention but only on her terms. One day, we hope to add a dog into this crazy mix. :) In my spare time (HAHAHA!) I love to sing, read, watch football (WAR EAGLE and GO PIRATES!), and do a little autocross racing.
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