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Ernie Ashby

Ernie Ashby (NV '07)

Teacher

Orr Middle School
Las Vegas, NV

Subject(s) taught: English/Language
Grade(s): 6, 7, 8

At the time of the Award, Ernie Ashby was:

Teacher
Orr Middle School
Las Vegas, NV

Subject(s) taught: English/Language
Grade(s): 6


Biographical Information

At William E. Orr Middle School in Las Vegas, Ernest Ashby has combined technology with instructional best practices to help dramatically boost academic achievement in reading among his sixth graders. A retired non-commissioned officer of the U.S. Air Force, Ashby uses everything from SMART Boards and graphic organizers to moviemaking software to stimulate interest among his students, many of whom have Individual Education Plans (IEPs) or limited English proficiency (LEP). Students have demonstrated significant growth in all areas of English and reading, with overall gains of 18.8 percent and double-digit gains among minority students and those with IEPs, and his students have made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) two years in a row. Ashby is advisor of the Student Council, named Outstanding Student Council in Southern Nevada two years in a row. He is also a member of numerous committees and a mentor to new teachers. Thanks to Ashby's instruction, LEP students who entered the sixth grade earning Cs and Ds have left the eighth grade as A- and B-students.



Additional Information

Degrees/Certifications

2002 University of Nevada - Las Vegas, B.S.


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