Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors in Special Education/Mental Disabilities LBS1 Endorsement
Ms. Ashley Arff
Hi, Welcome to my classroom page! My name is Ashley Arff and I am a new teacher here at Beach Elementary. I am very excited for the new school year and eager to make some positive gains with my students. This year I have the pleasure of teaching Instructional Special Education for grades 4th and 5th. I have 6 years of teaching experience, from ages 3-21 years old. I graduated from Converse College in South Carolina, where I received my bachelors in Special Education/Mental Disabilities. I previously taught at Crosby Elementary School in Harvard, Illinois with students with multiple disabilities for 5 years. I then traveled to Johnsburg High School and co-taught several classrooms. I missed working with the younger population and traveled to SEDOL working the ED/BD program at Gages Lake School. I worked with many ED/BD and learning disbaled students and am very excited to share my knowledge and experience with staff and students at Murphy Elementary. I am currently continuing my education and am set out to obtain a Masters as a Behvior Specialist or Social Worker. I played at the division 2 basketball level where I recieved an internship with Nike to travel to San Antonio, Texas. In 2017, I was nominated as Life Changer of the Year for working with students of special needs. I have previously worked at Lake County Sheriff as a Court Deputy. I have always dreamed of working in a school as special as Murphy Elementary and couldn't be more thankful to be part of the Mustang family.
I am extremely blessed with an amazing team, who have so much information and help to offer! We truly work hard every second of every day to positively influence your childrens' lives. I look forward to a successful year!
Please do not hesitate to reach out me with any questions or concerns. Together we can make this a great year.