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Subjects Taught
8th Math, Algebra I, Yearbook Production

Education

University of Alabama Huntsville

Chemical Engineering, M.S.

2017 -  Present

 

Athens State University

Mathematics Education Certification

2014

 

University of Alabama

Mathematics, B.S.

Economics, B.S.

Minor: Blount Undergraduate Initiative

2009

 

Fyffe High School

Advanced High School Diploma

2005

 



Experience

Tharptown High School

Russellville, Alabama

2015 - Present

Subjects Taught: Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1A, Algebra 1B, Advanced Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Algebra 2 with Trigonometry, Precalculus

 

Huntsville High School

Huntsville, Alabama

2014 - 2015

Subjects Taught: Algebra 1A, Algebra 1, Geometry



Bio

Mrs. Ashley Burton has been a mathematics teacher at Tharptown High School since 2015 and a math teacher since 2014. She has taught a wide variety of classes while at Tharptown High School, including Algebra, Pre-Algebra, Advanced Algebra, Algebra 1A, Algebra 1B, Geometry, Algebra II, Algebra II with Trigonometry, and Precalculus. Math is her absolute passion and she enjoys it when she sees the lightbulb go off in students' heads. 

 

When not at work, Mrs. Burton enjoys reading, swimming, going to concerts, learning new things, and spending time with her husband, Phillip, who has been an Electrical Engineer at Constellium in Muscle Shoals since 2008. Mrs. Burton and her husband Phillip enjoy traveling, going to Alabama football games in the fall, watching Manchester United play soccer, and spending lots and lots of time with their son, Britt, who is 2. Mrs. Burton is a lover of all things British and hopes to move to England one day. Until then, she and her husband try to visit as often as possible. 

 

When it comes to education, Mrs. Burton believes that all students have the ability to do math and that parents do their children a disservice when they use the adage "I was never good at math and so it makes sense that you aren't either." No one is born with an innate ability to do math--it is something that is learned and practiced until it is mastered. Students must practice math to understand math. Mrs. Burton is a firm believer in students taking responsibility for their learning in order to become lifelong learners.

 

(Last Updated: March 2018)

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