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Ashleigh King

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Clinical Associate Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 3151
Biography: 

Ashleigh M. King is the Arizona State University site coordinator for students seeking their master’s degree in elementary education and teacher certification through a 15-month accelerated program. She developed an innovative program, the Technology Infusion Experience, to bring training and technology to teacher candidates and mentor teachers. Participants received training and resources to increase student rigor with technology. She was named Arizona Technology in Education's pre-service faculty of the year in 2016. She provides coursework, supervision, and evaluation of teacher candidates. Ms. King trains mentors monthly and provides quarterly reports to the district governance team. She is the course coordinator for RDG 531 and SPE 538. She served on program alignment teams promoting university collaboration. She was nominated for several awards including the Centennial Professor Award, ASU Staff Commitment Award, and Faculty Womens’ Association Outstanding Mentor Award. Ms. King has her master’s degree in educational administration, a reading instruction endorsement, structured English immersion endorsement, cross categorical K-12 special education certification, and undergraduate degrees in English composition with an emphasis in comparative religion. She taught in the Glendale Elementary school district where she was named teacher of the year. Ms. King received the Paula Jennings Hardison Award from Teach For America for outstanding community leadership. She is collaborating with colleagues to research best practices for supporting English language learners. The team is currently focused on preparing future teachers with the skills and mindsets needed to support second language learners at all levels, and examining the impact on social studies as a vehicle for both content and language expertise. Ms. King is working with external child specialists, such as Children's Hospital, to bring expertise on managing student behavior through development of strategies to help children overcome Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and childhood trauma. She and colleagues are working to help develop teacher candidate's skills in the area of building student resilience through self-coping strategies and through positive adult relationships. 

Research Interests: 

Guiding Research Questions:

  • How can teachers bring both language support and diversity of cultural experience to disadvantaged students? 
  • How can teachers support students who have had multiple adverse childhood experiences that increase their risk for health, social, financial, and emotional challenges? 
  • How can technology be used to increase critical thinking in the classroom? 

Current Research Projects:

King is collaborating with colleagues to research best practices for supporting English Language Learners. They are currently focused on preparing future teachers with the skills and mindsets needed to support second language learners at all levels. They are examining the impact on social studies as a vehicle for both content and language expertise. 

As an educator in teacher preparation, King is working with external child specialists, for example, Children's Hospital, to bring expertise on Managing Student Behavior through development of strategies to help children overcome Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and childhood trauma. In addition, King and colleagues are working to help develop teacher candidate's skills in the area of building student resiliency through self-coping strategies and through positive adult relationships. 

Publications: 

King, Ashleigh, Beardsley-Amrein, Audrey. (2013). Evaluating the Senior Year Residency Experience in an Innovative Teacher Preparation Program.  Paper presented at American Evaluation Association, Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States of America.

King, Ashleigh, Barnard, Wendy. (2013) Implementation Evaluation of the Co-Teaching Model in an Innovative Teacher Preparation Program.  Paper presented at American Evaluation Association, Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States of America.

King, Ashleigh. (2016). Using Linoit to Differentiate for All Students.  Presented at Arizona Technology in Education Association conference, Glendale, Arizona, United States of America.

Summer 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 215Intro to Child&Adolescent Dev
LSE 401Designing LrnEnv for Inclusion
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
RDG 291Children's Literature
EDP 310Ed Psychology for Non-Teachers
LSE 401Designing LrnEnv for Inclusion
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
EDP 310Ed Psychology for Non-Teachers
ECS 312Soc and Em Devpt of Yng Child
TEL 315Child & Adolescent Development
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ECS 312Soc and Em Devpt of Yng Child
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
BLE 221Theories Acquiring& Learn Lang
BLE 511Intro/Language Minority Educ
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ECS 431Fam Com & Prof Support Syst
RDG 532Language and Literacy II
EED 567Clinical Experience I
EED 576Clinical Experience II