Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree, Journalism & Public Relations, The University of Oklahoma Master's Degree, Secondary Education with an emphasis on English Ed. S. in Administrational Leadership National Board Certified Teacher

Ashly Johnston

My name is Ashly Johnston and I teach AP English Language and Composition and ACT Prep. In addition to these teaching responsibilities, I also co-sponsor Student Government Association, co-sponsor the prom committee, chair the Alabama Boys' and Girls' State programs, and facilitate our Big Brothers/Big Sisters partnership with Madison Crossroads. I have been teaching full-time for eight years and have spent all of this time at Sparkman. I am passionate about my job and most importantly my students. I love the diversity represented at this school, and truly believe we have the best students in Madison County!

Although, I have lived in Alabama for nearly 12 years now, I'm still an Okie at heart. I graduated from The University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism & Public Relations. BOOMER SOONER! I love my alma mater and have no shame representing here in SEC country. I also hold a Master's Degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis on English and an Ed. S. in Administrational Leadership. In addition, I have completed 3 of 4 National Board Certified Teaching components and hope to finish this year. I am continuously on a quest for knowledge and have a passion for learning. My teaching assignments allow me to share my knowledge regarding each of the things I hold dear and I am grateful for such an opportunity.
I am married to my junior high sweetheart, Greg, and we have three children - Camden, 11; Avery Mae, 9; and Sawyer "JoJo", 4. On the weekends you can find us on the baseball or softball fields. They keep us on our toes! In my minimal free time I enjoy reading historical fiction and playing board games with my children. I also like to travel and I am always down for a good road trip!