Welcome to another ETalk, where we introduce an amazing person at Elevate K-12 involved in revolutionizing education through high-quality live online instruction inside schools!
Name: Ashley G.
Location: Charlotte, NC
Experience With Elevate K-12: 1 year
Current Role: Regional Operations Manager
What excites you most about working at Elevate K-12?
The passion of the team is what excites me the most about working at Elevate K-12. Everyone on the team has such a strong drive and passion towards improving the classroom experience and doing so through the Elevate K-12 technology that’s provided in schools.
What’s a “normal” day like for you at Elevate K-12? We’d love to know!
I usually start my day checking in online with School Managers that are arriving at a school site first thing in the morning and making sure they have what they need for the day. Meetings with team members usually take place throughout the entire day and in between those meetings I will likely have spontaneous calls with principals at various schools. Throughout the day, I’ll monitor online activity with School Managers to make sure things are running smoothly and make adjustments and sometimes those adjustments may include me stepping in at a school if needed.
What do you enjoy most about our culture?
Fast-paced, high energy, collaborative work environment. Elevate K-12 is a special place with amazingly talented people. Things move fast and decisions have to be made quickly. You’re required to work with many different teams, wear multiple hats and communicate constantly. In my opinion, this is the true culture of the company and what I enjoy the most and what keeps me going each and every day!
Elevate K-12’s mission is to bring high-quality instruction to all students, no matter their zip code. What do you like most about impacting students in this way?
What I like most is seeing the impact from start to finish. I have the opportunity to hear about the challenges schools are having, why they chose to invest in Elevate K-12, and help “pull together” a program that addresses and meets the needs of the school. The mission is accomplished through high-quality instruction and addressing those school challenges, but it’s also motivating and encouraging students when they see that they can have a great classroom experience no matter where they live.
Describe your best moment at Elevate K-12. Be specific!
I’ve had great moments since I started, but the one that really stands out to me was the moment I decided to work for Elevate K-12. During my interview with the CEO, she asked me a specific question, “are you waking up everyday and doing something that you’re passionate about and love?” My answer to that question was no. After that, I joined the Elevate team. Each experience I’ve had at Elevate, whether good or challenging, has been a memorable moment. Now, when I think about that question the CEO asked almost nine months ago, my answer is yes! I’m waking up everyday doing something that I’m passionate about and that’s the best feeling.
Tell us a little more about who you are–what do you like to do?
Most people hate this, but I love packing and moving around! I’ve moved about seven different times and lived in five different states. I love starting fresh in new places and meeting new people. Traveling is also a hobby of mine and I love taking in the true “local” experience when I visit places whether it’s a random road trip here in the US or visiting a new country. The last country I visited was Abu Dhabi during the Formula 1 race and it was absolutely amazing!
Thanks, Ashley G.!