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Winthrop University: Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education Grades 2-6 Converse College: Gifted and Talented Endorsement Western Governors University: Masters of Science: Curriculum and Instruction

Ms. Ashly Cartner

I was born in Pineville, NC. I have lived in Rock Hill all my life.  I attended York Road and Richmond Drive for elementary school, Rawlinson Road and Sullivan for middle school and Rock Hill High for high school. I attended Winthrop University for my Bachelor's degree and received my Master's Degree from Western Governors University. I started teaching in 2013 in Chester County. This will be my fourth year teaching at York Road. This is my 9th year teaching overall and all 9 years I have taught 5th grade.  The first three years I taught was in Chester County at Great Falls Elementary and taught all core subjects.  For the two years I taught at York Preparatory Academy, I taught ELA/Social Studies the first year and Math/Science second year. My favorite thing about teaching and working in a school is how every single year is different because every student is different. I look forward to making new relationships every year. I have a lifelong learner mentality and each and every student that I encounter in my class teaches me something new.

My parents still live in Rock Hill.  I also have identical triplet siblings that are three years younger than me. I have two cats: Raye and Bynx. I also have three dogs: Tucker, Marley, and Kimber. My husband's name is Timothy Bolus and he is a career firefighter. He works in Clover/Lake Wylie and we both are volunteer firefighters in Lesslie.

I enjoy making wreaths, painting canvas' and any other crafts I have time to work on. The beach is one of my favorite places to go, but traveling is something that in general makes me happy! I am a die hard Clemson fan, football season is the best season! Go Tigers!! A few fun facts about me is that I enjoy deer hunting/farming on family property in Chester, helping my parents with honeybees - we average 4-6 hives at a time right now and harvest honey in late June/early July (**If you have never tasted honey straight from a beehive you are missing out! Store bought honey is just not the same!), and over the last year I took multiple classes to become a volunteer firefighter, which I absolutely enjoy participating in trainings and going on calls to help those in need.

This year I am expecting my first child very close to the start of school. My husband and I are anxiously awaiting her arrival and excited to become parents.