Ashley Dawson

Project Coordinator, Children's Programs, AASA, The School Superintendents Association

Ashley serves as Project Coordinator of Children’s Programs. Her focus is on creating a robust system to serve the whole child’s needs in public education. She supports and assists with major grant projects that focus on offsetting risky behavior, expanding out of school time, and building resiliency among youth.

Ashley worked as a Funding and Development Specialist before joining AASA. She shared the responsibility of resource allocation, program budgets, navigating school environment, and programmatic outcomes. Ashley is devoted to leveraging marginalized populations in prevention, promotion, and education. Through her background of nonprofit work, Ashley has engaged in upstream approaches to alleviate mental health concerns among Black and Brown students. In addition, Ashley aided in the integration of COVID-19 prevention, diabetes prevention, and she curated conversation among the community and those who are in power.

Originating from Maryland, Ashley holds a Bachelor of Science in Community Health from George Mason University. Ashley is duly enrolled as an honorary member of Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health (2022). As a public health professional and a Masters of Public Health candidate, Ashley keenly aids in equitable development of system change.

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