Ashley Steed is a learning specialist and 5th grade special education teacher at PS38 in East Harlem with over 7 years of teaching experience.
Ashley brings a wealth of experience as a private tutor and classroom teacher. Over the years she has worked with a wide range of learners, including students with specific learning disabilities, emotional challenges, ADHD, physical disabilities, and autism. Before teaching 5th grade, Ashley taught in a self-contained classroom as well as a 3rd grade inclusion classroom.
Ashley has a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Hunter College. She also has a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from Wagner College. She received her BA in Psychology and a minor in Educational Studies from Wagner College as well.
Ashley is skillful at differentiating her instruction to meet the needs of each student. Her skill set includes many interventions in decoding, reading comprehension, reading fluency, writing, and expanding vocabulary as well as computation and fluency, number sense and problem-solving. Ashley is also experienced with Wilson Fundations (an Orton-Gillingham based program). In addition, Ashley has expertise with writing and implementing Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and Behavior Intervention Plans. She has been a member of many annual IEP review meetings and committee of special education meetings; Ashley has also attended Department of Education court hearings.
In addition to teaching in the classroom, Ashley is a leader in her school building. She has mentored and coached teachers and led professional development in the areas of instruction, engagement and assessment. She has also served as a collaborative coach and lead instructor for the New York City Teaching Fellows. It is her goal to continue in the path of supporting teachers.
On Saturday’s, Ashley teaches 3rd grade for a non-profit organization called the Go Project. In this program, she provides extra support and interventions in reading, writing and math for underprivileged public school students.
Ashley also has experience as a tutor and an enrichment teacher at Figure Skating in Harlem, where she tutored girls in grades 3, 5 and 7 in the areas of literacy and numeracy. She also taught enrichment classes for the girls in communications, writing and financial literacy for the same grades.
Ashley currently resides in Harlem. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading and trying new restaurants in NYC. She also enjoys traveling. In the summer of 2016, she traveled to Kenya, Africa and volunteered at an orphanage and school. There, she had the opportunity to teach and support students for one month.