Ashley Murdock

Early Childhood Education Major

About Me

I am twenty one years old from Rock Hill, South Carolina. I attended South Pointe High School. After graduating from there I went to The University of South Carolina Beaufort where I learned that I should have stuck with my plan of going to College of Charleston. I came to College of Charleston for my sophomore year and have loved it. My Mamaw and Papaw moved to China for 5 years and taught English in a university and my Papaw was named teacher of the year, my other grandmother and aunt were also both teachers, my cousin is a high school teacher, and my mom was a kindergarten and first grade teacher for 26 years, so teaching is in my blood. However, I would say that I was most influenced by my second grade teacher. When in second grade I had the best teacher who made me want to go to school and made me excited to learn, and I hope to do the same for other students. I also hope to go beyond the classroom and help to change students' lives. I have always had a passion for working with kids, and have always wanted to help, but my Pawpaw passed away this summer and I have learned about all of the wonderful things that he accomplished throughout his life, and feel like I have big shoes to fill.