Ashley Stege joined the CfUT team as a participant in 2007 while attending Wisconsin Lutheran College for her B.A. in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Psychology. As an undergraduate, she helped pilot the first CfUT summer school program as a first grade lead teacher under the direction of Krysta DeBoer. In 2010, Ashley was awarded the Judy Voight Urban Service and Leadership Award for her commitment to excellence in urban education.
Prior to joining CfUT, Ashley served for three years as a third grade teacher at St Marcus Lutheran School in Milwaukee. That experience strengthened her behavior management skills, which led her to move into the Dean of Early Childhood role at St. Marcus in 2014. She was also part of Schools that Can’s Emerging Leaders Program. Ashley officially joined the CfUT team as Teacher Coach in July 2015.
Due to the meaningful experience that CfUT’s summer school program had on her education, Ashley has served as a summer school principal at Risen Savior in the summers of 2013 and 2014, and at Atonement in 2015. Most people describe Ashley as outgoing and enthusiastic. When she is not working to impact education, she enjoys spending time with her husband Ben and traveling.