Ashley PackardWork-Based Learning Program Manager for JA Job Shadow
JA Anniversary: April, 2016
Education: Master of Art Degree in Education Curriculum & Instruction from University of Phoenix Layton, UT 2008 and Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT 2004
Previous Experience: I have been a certified Elementary teacher since 2005, and have taught a variety of grade levels. I have over five years of non-profit leadership experience, in helping support my community.
Why is Junior Achievement important to the San Diego community? Junior Achievement is a vital resource in our San Diego community to support students with the opportunity to learn entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness skills. Junior Achievement is dedicated to supporting our 21st century students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills, in order be successful and have a positive impact on our community.
What inspires you to work with Junior Achievement? As an educator, I have been working with Junior Achievement for over ten years. I have had the opportunity to experience first-hand, how impactful the volunteers and teachers are in engaging the students with the Junior Achievement curriculum. It’s inspiring to see how our community members are dedicated to helping young people achieve success. I am proud to be part of an organization that empowers young people to own their economic success.