James, Ashli (First Grade)

Welcome To Our Classroom!
Mrs. James &
Mrs. Banks

Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to a new school year! I hope you all had a wonderful summer! My name is Ashli James and I am SO excited to be your first grade teacher!! This is my fourth year teaching and I am so blessed to be able to continue my teaching career here at Candler Elementary. I have lived in Western North Carolina for 14 years and graduated with both a K-6 Teaching License and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of North Carolina at Asheville (go Bulldogs!).
As an educator, I value my job and the opportunity that I will have to teach your child the requirements he/she will need to complete by the end of the school year. Your child's success in my classroom is my number one priority.  It's going to be a fun year full of lots of learning and new adventures and I can't wait to see what the year has in store for us! 
I am excited to introduce my instructional assistant, Revonda Banks! Mrs. Banks has been here at Candler for 17 years, is married and has 2 children. She is a wonderful asset to our classroom and I feel very lucky to have her!
We are both excited about working with your child this year! Please come visit our classroom anytime! It's going to be a great year! :)
If you need anything at all, feel free to contact me at ashli.james@bcsemail.org