Ashley Foster, an educator with experience in several teaching and child supervision roles in the Oakland, California area, recently earned a Master of Education at Holy Names University. Ms. Foster received several educational awards throughout her academic career, including the Holy Names University Graduate Scholarship, the Aspiring Scholar Grant, and two Diablo Valley College scholar-athlete awards. Her professional experience includes a position teaching fourth grade at Crocker Highlands Elementary School during the fall 2010 semester, where her responsibilities included developing lesson plans, teaching cultural sensitivity, and maintaining open communication with each student’s parents. Ashley Foster also took part in professional development programs to enhance her abilities as a teacher.
Alongside her educational pursuits, Ashley Foster participated in collegiate basketball at Holy Names University, playing as Team Captain between 2003 and 2005 and leading the conference in assists for two years in 2006 and 2007. She later served as Assistant Basketball Coach for the varsity Women’s Basketball Team during the 2009 fall semester. Ashley Foster previously held the position of Site Director at the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in Albany, California, in the summer of 2009. Some of her responsibilities in that role included overseeing employees at the facility and supervising between 30 and 65 elementary school children. She additionally contributed at the Albany YMCA as a basketball coach for elementary and middle school students. For several months in 2007, Ms. Foster worked at Oakland schools as an after-school teacher, which involved planning activities and events, tutoring, and supporting other staff and student functions. She earlier coached the Orinda Magic Amateur Athletic Union Basketball Club during summer 2004.