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Mentoring our future while having fun in Shorter

Ashley Hunter is a 6th grade teacher at D.C. Wolfe Elementary School (Source: WSFA 12 News). Ashley Hunter is a 6th grade teacher at D.C. Wolfe Elementary School (Source: WSFA 12 News).
Hunter and her 6th graders in the classroom (Source: WSFA 12 News). Hunter and her 6th graders in the classroom (Source: WSFA 12 News).
SHORTER, AL (WSFA) -

With a fresh perspective and an awesome attitude, 6th graders in Shorter really love being in the classroom every day. The reason why? Their teacher, Ashley Hunter.

Hunter was inspired to become a teacher because she truly has a passion for mentoring children.

"When I was in 6th grade I always wanted someone to tell me about credit, to tell me about life, and tell me about the things they had to overcome to get to where they are at. That is what I try to do with my students," Hunter said. "I want to teach them how to believe in themselves and how to be determined and how to never give up and that the sky is the limit and they can achieve anything they want to."

After graduating from ASU last May, Hunter accepted a job at D.C. Wolfe Elementary. So far, in just her first year, she has learned a lot from her kids.

"They have taught me so much about love and compassion. I have to their mom, their dad, their sister, whatever they need. I have to show them love, too." Hunter said.

Hunter uses programs like 'Flocabulary' to help her students learn about parts of speech while rapping, and they seem to really enjoy it!

"It gets them out of their seat, it gets them learning and laughing; they are having so much fun they don't even know they are learning, which is great for kids their age because it keeps them engaged and on task. You can rap their lyrics or you can learn this song and it will help you when you take your test." Hunter said.

Since a student nominated Hunter for the award, she is extra excited that her message is registering with her 6th graders.

"It makes me feel amazing to know that what I am saying, they really take heed and they hear. My plan has always been to teach them how to persevere and to move forward and be successful, and to never give up." Hunter said.

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