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 am also the advisor for the Environmental Science Club and the 217 Christian Club.
I was born and raised in Lee County. I have been married to the best man in the world, Eric, since 2013 and I am the mother to the best little girls in the world, Finleigh (5) and Riley (2). I have a B.S. degree in biology from Elon University. I received my teaching certification from North Carolina State University. I also have my M.S. degree in environmental studies with a concentration in conservation biology through Green Mountain College. Science is one of my greatest passions and I love inspiring my students to share that passion.
While working on my M.S. degree I completed an 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. My AP environmental students visit the sanctuary each year to further understand the importance of biodiversity and conservation.