Ashley Smith joined Baltimore City Public Schools in 2010 and currently teaches 4th grade at Lakeland Elementary/Middle School. Prior to this position, she was a 2nd grade resident teacher at Commodore John Rodgers Elementary/Middle School. Ashley entered teaching after joining the Urban Teacher Center, an alternative certification program based out of Baltimore, Maryland. In addition to working as a classroom teacher, she facilitates professional development for her district, coaching new teachers, teaching graduate classes, and hosting interns throughout the school year. Ashley graduated with a BFA from Florida State University and an MEd from Lesley University.