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What Does It Mean to Stand for High-Quality Education? Teacher Ashley Lester Explains

Spotlight on Ashley Lester 

  • Role: Lead Teacher
  • Classroom: Preschool
  • Location: The Malvern School of Warrington
  • Malvern School Employee Since: 2018

Recognized for her dedication, expertise and commitment to providing high-quality early learning experiences, Miss Ashley is an outstanding early childhood educator. In addition to being named Teacher of the Year at The Malvern School of Warrington in 2019-2020, she was also recognized as a national Terri Lynne Lokoff Teacher Award honoree in 2021.

She knows well what high-quality education entails, sees it in action every day at The Malvern School and ensures her students get the best preschool experience possible.

What stands out about The Malvern School’s standards and approach to early childhood education? 

AL: Four years ago, I joined The Malvern School team because of its wonderful reputation. When I walked into the building, I could tell right away what high standards the school holds. Since then, I’ve seen first-hand how The Malvern School provides children with high-quality education at every turn.

Tell us about The Malvern School of Warrington’s recent re-accreditation from NAEYC. 

AL: We’re all very proud that The Malvern School of Warrington was re-accredited by NAEYC – the National Association for the Education of Young Children – this summer. This shows the high standards we keep for the children and families we serve.

We also assess our students throughout the school year and provide families with documentation related to their academics. The teachers and families are in constant communication and maintain a great relationship.

As a teacher, how have you been able to grow at The Malvern School?

AL: I have grown so much during my time at The Malvern School so far, both professionally and personally. I have learned new ways to teach and help my preschool children grow. I believe these last two years specifically have taught me to be quicker on my toes, more flexible and to give the children any extra love they need during these difficult times.

 

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