Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Ashley Montrose

Hello Polar Bears! My name is Ashley Montrose and I am thrilled to be a part of the Padilla learning community. I graduated from the University of Iowa in 2019 with a degree in Elementary Education and endorsements in Reading Instruction as well as Gifted and Talented Education. I am currently working to obtain a Master's Degree in Instructional Leadership. I have been teaching second grade for the entirety of my career and absolutely love it!  

I moved to Colorado two years ago and am loving how close we are to the mountains. I enjoy spending time hiking, snowboarding, and practicing yoga. 
Teaching is my passion and I am so excited to share that love with our polar bears. My goal as an educator is to inspire students to take ownership of their learning and choices, take risks, be kind, and have the courage to go after your dreams. I work hard to create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive classroom environment where every student has the chance to show up as they are and strive to be the best learner they can be.