This year, we here at PTHS have had the honor of welcoming several new editions to our teaching staff. Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with one of these new members, Ms. Ashtin Edwards, and I’d now like to share a few of the topics discussed during the interview with our readers. Ms. Edwards was born and raised in Lexington, IL, where she played basketball and volleyball while attending Lexington High School. Ms. Edwards also took various leadership positions throughout her high school career, serving as both her class secretary and FCCLA president her junior and senior year of high school. After graduation, she attended Heartland Community College for two years and later transferred to Illinois State University in order to pursue a degree in Special Education. As part of her education at ISU, Ms. Edwards had the opportunity to student teach at PTHS, and after serving as a long-term substitute teacher the following semester, took a full-time teaching position as a Special Education teacher this year. She says that while teaching Special Education can be challenging at times, it is also very fulfilling, and she encourages any current PTHS students considering a career in the educational field to follow their dreams- the reward is well worth it.
While Ms. Edwards still has many experiences yet to come at PTHS, she has loved every moment of her time here so far, and looks forward to her future as a Pontiac Indian.
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