Mrs. Harsila was hired by the District in January of 2015.
Mrs. Harsila has been a part of the DuJardin community as a paraprofessional and teacher for the past 8 years. Ashley was a paraprofessional for 5 years and a classroom teacher for the past 3 years.
Ashley is everything you could ask for in a teacher. Ashley plans engaging lessons, establishes a classroom environment that fosters community, collaboration, and care, uses creative and unique teaching techniques to make learning fun, and partners with parents to ensure success for students.
Besides fostering a wonderful classroom environment, Mrs. Harsila seeks out additional opportunities to have a greater impact on the DuJardin community.
Ashley is the teacher representative for the DuJardin Parent-Teacher Organization. If she is not communicating with staff about lessons or creative approaches to teaching, Ashley is sharing emails about all the fun events provided by the PTO.
If you have been at DuJardin for any period of time, you will know that Character Counts! and Mrs. Harsila go hand-in-hand with each other. Mrs. Harsila, along with two other staff members lead the Kids of Character club. This club helps students understand the importance of living a life of character through service and involvement.
If all the above is not enough, Mrs. Harsila is also an active member of the School Improvement Team and Standards Based Grading and Reporting.