Ashley is a Family Resources Coordinator at CTC Tacoma
What do you enjoy and value most about working at CTC?
I enjoy the connections that are made with the families. Being a former CTC parent, I often empathize with the journey and hold space with my families. I share that this is a journey and that I am here to support and provide resources and connections to the community. I am also a military spouse and often connect other military spouses to JBLM resources.
I value the work we do at CTC because we truly celebrate what each child can do and we commit to work together to pull out each child’s strengths and potential. The possibilities are endless in the birth to three (ESIT) program.
What is your favorite activity to share with families?
We are a parent coaching program. We use whatever it is in your child’s home to work on motor, communication, or other skills. A favorite activity of mine is playing with food! It’s great to help children get their hands messy with food. It creates sensory opportunities to explore, taste, smell, touch, and more.
I am from a small town of Adel, Georgia and I married my high school sweetheart, Marcus Ewings. We have two daughters, Caelynn (12) and Emerson (4) and two dogs Rocket (a Schnoodle) and Bella (a Cocker Spaniel). We are a military family and have been in Washington for five years.
I enjoy kayaking, camping, traveling, paddle boarding, and living life to its fullest. I have my Masters in Elementary Education and taught Special Education in Georgia. I’m currently the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Coordinator for Pierce and King County as a Family Resources Coordinator at CTC, and I love working with families and children!
Fun Fact: I’ve been to Aruba, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Curaçao, Haiti, and the Bahamas. I make it a point to do something adventurous everywhere I go!