Ashley Wright – Lindon Elementary

Jun 30, 2015, 11:13 AM | Updated: Aug 4, 2022, 11:47 am

Ashley is an outstanding teacher. Being her husband, I get to listen to her passion of teaching as she comes home each day to tell me of the day’s events. I watch her plan lessons for hours, making certain each student’s needs are met. She will make videos to teach her students about math using real world tasks. She incorporates technology to engage each child in learning and makes it so fun! She ensures that students each reach and master the curriculum and never gives up. Ashley also cares deeply about each of her students. I am amazed that she will take time out of her day to help one of her students. She has lunch at school, one on one, with a lot of her students to take about their goals and how she can help them reach their goals. For holidays, she delivers plates of cookies and notes to their houses to make sure they know she cares individually for them. She attends their recitals and cheers for them in their sports games. She has touched one boy’s life in particular this year as she has helped change his mind set into knowing that he doesn’t have a label and doesn’t need to be the “bad kid.” It has been a bumpy road with him, but she has made such a difference – a 180 turn in his life. She also helps her students realize they each can make a difference. Each month, her class nominates a “hero’ in their school, community, or state that has made the world a better place because of their actions. She then asks them to come in the class to talk about what they do, give advice, and honor them with a certificate and thank you letters from the kids as well as a hero song they wrote. They have had so many people come in to honor and thank including the mailman, the garbage men, firefighters, doctors, dentists, VETs, zookeepers, Barbara Barrington Jones, men who have served our country in the military, scientists, librarians, etc…They each know the meaning of being a daily hero to everyone they meet. Ashley inspires me to be involved, work hard, and find a joy in learning. Her students are lucky to have her as a teacher and example in their lives.

–Brett Wright

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Education + Schools

a person types on a laptop...

Amanda Dickson

How private is “incognito mode?”

People think when they're in incognito mode that they can't be tracked, but ad trackers are craftier and craftier.

1 day ago

Image of an outdoor light post at Glendale Middle School, one of several schools in the Salt Lake C...

Adam Small

Copper wire stolen from Salt Lake City schools

Liberty, Rose Park, and Parkview Elementary Schools, along with Hillside and Glendale Middle School have all experienced copper wiring theft.

4 days ago

Leslie Edwards made a big jump from newsrooms to classrooms....

Amanda Dickson

Meet Utah teacher Leslie Edwards and hear why she left journalism for education

Leslie Edwards left the news industry to teach. From Saudi Arabia to Salt Lake City, learn more about why she ended up teaching third grade.

5 days ago

How Utah schools handle inversion...

Allessandra Harris

How Utah schools keep kids safe during inversion season

An inversion is expected this week across the Wasatch Front. Utah schools say they will keep students inside if the air quality gets bad.

5 days ago

a woman sits with her son at a computer...

Don Brinkerhoff

Tutoring may be a ‘good way’ artificial intelligence can help us

As with most things involving artificial intelligence, AI tutoring would begin with a human evaluating what a student already knows.

5 days ago

Space X Starship launch is a step in the right direction as far as a BYU professor, with dreams of ...

Dale Spaulding

BYU professor hopeful for space project, despite SpaceX failure

Dr. Jani Radebaugh is part of a BYU space project group developing a specially designed quadcopter intended for Saturn's moon, Titan.

10 days ago

Sponsored Articles

front of the Butch Cassidy museum with a man in a cowboy hat standing in the doorway...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Looking Back: The History of Bear Lake

The history of Bear Lake is full of fascinating stories. At over 250,000 years old, the lake has seen generations of people visit its shores.

silhouette of a family looking over a lake with a bird in the top corner flying...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

8 Fun Activities To Do in Bear Lake Without Getting in the Water

Bear Lake offers plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy without having to get in the water. Catch 8 of our favorite activities.

Wellsville Mountains in the spring with a pond in the foreground...

Wasatch Property Management

Advantages of Renting Over Owning a Home

Renting allows you to enjoy luxury amenities and low maintenance without the long-term commitment and responsibilities of owning a home.

Clouds over a red rock vista in Hurricane, Utah...

Wasatch Property Management

Why Southern Utah is a Retirement Paradise

Retirement in southern Utah offers plenty of cultural and recreational opportunities. Find out all that this region has to offer.

Human hand holding a protest banner stop vaping message over a crowded street background....

Prosperous Utah Communities

Utah’s Battle to Protect Youth from Vaping Epidemic Faces New Threat as Proposed Rule Threatens Progress

Utah's strict standards of nicotine levels in vaping products are at risk, increasing health hazards associated with use. Read more about how you can advocate for a better future for Utah's youth.

Aerial photo of Bear Lake shoreline with canopies and people camped out on the beach...

Visit Bear Lake

Last-Minute Summer Vacation Planning? Check Out Bear Lake!

Bear Lake is the perfect getaway if you are last-minute summer vacation planning. Enjoy activities with your whole family at this iconic lake.

Ashley Wright – Lindon Elementary