Ashley Lord joins the James Cole Elementary School Staff as a kindergarten teacher. Mrs. Lord is a native of Seymoure, Indiana. She attended Indiana University. Mrs. Lord is married to Derek Lord, a McCutcheon High School graduate. They have two children, Mason, who will begin kindergarten this year at Cole and Hallston who just turned three. Mrs. Lord has taught Memphis Tennessee where they had amazing barbecue and San Antonio, Texas where students were not allowed to go outside unless it was above 40 degrees outside. Last year, Mrs. Lord taught in the Lafayette School Corporation. MIss Lord loves the outdoors where she enjoys bike riding, hiking, and swimming, and the ocean. She is a fan of vanilla ice cream with hot fudge sauce. About coming to Cole Elementary School, Mrs. Lord says,
"I am so excited to start this new year at Cole. It has been the most welcoming school to me. The staff has truly been a blessing. I can't wait for the challenge of younger children and to be able to see the light bulb go off in their minds as they learn new and exciting things."