Meet City Schools: Ashley Minner
November 15, 2016
Ashley MinnerLiaison, Title VII Indian Education ProgramAshley works with every American Indian student enrolled in Baltimore City Public Schools as an advocate and a support for their academic success.
I graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2005 with a BFA in General Fine Art, in 2007 with an MA in Community Arts, and in 2011 with an MFA in Community Arts. I am currently a third-year PhD student in the Department of American Studies at University of Maryland College Park.If I could have a cup of coffee with any of my former teachers, it would be Chris Whittey because he has had such a profound impact on my work and I haven't seen him in a long while.I’ve been a City Schools employee since 2005.Before I joined City Schools, I was a college student.My favorite book is The Truth About Stories by Thomas King because “the truth about stories is that that’s all we are.”One thing that many people may not know about me is that I speak Spanish.When I was growing up, I wanted to be an artist.The best thing about my role is that I get to work with wonderful American Indian students from our community.Photo by Sean Scheidt