Every year since she can remember Ashley Molter dressed up as a teacher for career day. Molter has wanted to follow in her mother’s footsteps.
“Every year since kindergarten I dressed up in clothes like my mom wore and her badge for career day,” Molter said. “I wanted to be just like her and that started my love for teaching. I want to be able to make a difference. I think teaching is the biggest way to make a difference in the world.”
After attending Virginia Commonwealth University, Molter began teaching in Hopewell.
“This is my sixth year teaching. I taught third grade for three years at Hopewell, then I did high school for two years, and this is year six,” Molter said. “I heard great things about Prince George. It is a beautiful small town-big town.”
The accounting and personal finance teacher is the newest member of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) department.
“In my accounting class I hope to advance their love for accounting, I have several students in there who want to be accountants. So that is very exciting,”
Molter has set high goals and expectations for her first year at Prince George.
“My goal for this year is to help build a love for the business world in the students,” Molter said. “My personal finance class is learning about finances, which are key things we need to know. When I was in high school we didn’t have it, so I’m glad we have it now.”
Molter is hopeful that all of her students learn as much as possible this year and knows that she cares for all of her students.
“I love everybody, I really do love all of my kids, they are cool,” Molter said.