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Phone: 910-347-1056


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Mrs. Gisele Giles Ashford


All About Me

I attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and  I've been in Special Education all of my teaching career, and I absolutely Love it.  I've taught middle and high school, but by far, my favorite grade level is "elementary".


  We Are The Best

My current Teaching Assignment is Jacksonville Commons Elementary, and I have the pleasure of working with the "Best" Administration Ever.  My Administration truly understand the importance of Special Education and how when it is supported, how it can impact students' performance.  I have the pleasure of working with a Phenomenal Team, who wear their Capes every day.


 My Philosophy

I know that all children can learn; children learning at different paces, children learn through different learning styles, but all children can learn! As a Special Education Teacher, it is my pleasure to assist each child that I come in contact with every day in reaching their full potential - step by step- in all academic areas.  


My Roots

I attended and graduated from Western International High School.  I married my high school sweetheart. We re-located to Jacksonville, North Carolina in 1993 because it was a great place to raise children, and we've been here every since.   



What Makes Me Happy

In my spare time, my favorites are:  spending time with my family, reading, bike riding, knitting, crocheting and cooking.  This summer I hope to add camping to my "favorites" list.