Phone: (251) 928-7841
Degrees and Certifications:
- Bachelor of Science - Elementary Education (K-6) - Jacksonville State University - Working towards Masters of Science - Gifted Education - Troy State University - AMSTI Math Certification - Grades K, 3rd, and 4th - AMSTI Science - Year 1 - Grade 4 - eMINTS Year 1 - Digital Renaissance
Mrs. Ashley I. Semmes
My name is Ashley Semmes and I teach 4th grade here at Fairhope Intermediate. This will be my third year at this school 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 a 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 love teaching my Smarties!
I am currently working towards my Masters 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 life 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 Marc Semmes for 20 years, who is an attorney here in Fairhope, and we have 3 amazing children. Our boys attend Fairhope High School and our daughter attends Fairhope Elementary. Michael is a SENIOR this year (I can't believe I'm this old!). Matthew is a Junior and Shelby is in 3rd grade. We are 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, 4 frogs, and 4 crabs. One day, we will add a dog into this crazy mix. :) In my spare time (HAHAHA!) I love to sing, read, watch football, and do a little autocross racing.
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