My name is Mrs. Ashley Braxton and I am a science teacher at Southern Lee High School. I teach environmental earth science and AP environmental science. I have been teaching at Southern Lee since April 2008. Not only do I teach, but I am also the recycling coordinator for our school. I recently facilitated Southern Lee's 2nd annual Earth Day Celebration where our students learned how their daily actions affect the health of our planet. I am also the advisor for the newly formed Future Environmentalists of America club. I am an active environmentalist who encourages all students to demonstrate environmental responsibility.
I was born and raised in Lee County. I have a B.S. degree in biology from Elon University. I received my teaching certification from North Carolina State University. I am currently working on my M.S. degree in environmental studies with a concentration in conservation biology online through Green Mountain College in Vermont. Science is my greatest passion and I love inspiring my students to share that passion.
This past summer I completed my internship at Carolina Tiger Rescue, formerly known as CTP (Carnivore Preservation Trust) in Pittsboro, NC. During my time there I learned all about running a true sanctuary, from the operations side of the rescue to feeding and caring for the animals. Their mission is saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild.