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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

Mrs. Ashly Bolus

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 fifth year teaching at York Road. This is my 10th year teaching overall and all 10 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 works with a logging company out of Lowrys, SC. 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.

Last September we welcomed our first daughter, Hadley into our family and this year we have been blessed to add our second child around February!!