• One of my biology classes had the pleasure of learning about and handling snakes, such as pythons and boas!
     
    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.
    http://www.carolinatigerrescue.org/
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