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Mrs. Ashley Brown-Cole » Welcome


Greetings Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to a new school year at Memphis School of Excellence!  I hope you all had a wonderful summer! My name is Ms. Brown-Cole, and I am very excited to work with you and your child this year to achieve success in fifth grade. We have a fulfilling year ahead with a lot to accomplish, and I am eager to get started!

This is my second year at MSE, but I have over 10 years of experience in the field of education. I have worked in both private and public-school systems. I am happily married to a chef with four little ones of my own. I have my Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Southwest Tennessee Community College, Bachelor of Elementary Education from the University of Memphis, and Master of Arts in Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education. I love helping to educate and shape young minds! 

The fifth-grade curriculum covers many exciting new topics, and this year will be filled with many meaningful learning experiences. I am passionate about learning and feel that students can learn best when their lessons are relevant and useful. I plan to provide your child with many memorable educational experiences and hands-on activities to help facilitate their learning in a practical way.

I have very high expectations for my fifth graders, and I am confident that we can meet these expectations with teamwork and open communication. A child's quality education needs support and hard work from the teacher, parents, and student; Let's work together to reach our full potential this year! Fifth grade is a big year in preparing for middle school, and we need to focus, have a positive attitude, and a bit of risk-taking to achieve our goals. Our work will be challenging, but very rewarding. I expect students to take initiative and responsibility for their own learning.

 I'm extremely excited for this year and can't wait to meet each of you!





Mrs. Brown-Cole