Cassandra Miller-Ashley, Ed.D.
2010 Principal Winner
School: John Hope – Charles Walter Hill Elementary School
Project: Preparing Future Professionals Today
After realizing a large number of her students had limited college exposure, Dr. Miller-Ashley sprung into action planning a college tour for her fifth-grade students. Students visited Emory University, Clayton State University, Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Morehouse College, Spelman College and Clark Atlanta University. After compiling research, interviews and pictures, students documented and shared their experiences by creating Podcasts as a culminating project. Dr. Miller-Ashley believes that such college bound experiences support the need for children to see themselves as future professionals.