Meet the Team
Owner and Head Teacher
Ashley considers herself a life-long learner, nature enthusiast and a passionate educator who is always looking for and open to new learning opportunities to expand her knowledge. Her educational background consists of:
General Arts and Science Certificate
2 year French Conversational Program
Undergrad Diploma - majoring in English
Bachelor of Education - graduated with honours
Additional Qualification in Special Education and Intermediate Health and Physical Education
Ontario Certified Teacher
Additionally, in university Ashley established and coached a dance team for 3 years, as the arts have always inspired her. She has been first aid and CPR trained for the past 5 years and has worked in a variety of educational positions for the past 7 years.
Owner of Serenity Rising
Meet Dawn, the dedicated owner of Serenity Rising, a hobby farm newly open to the public. She and her partner Chris, are working towards building a self-sustaining farm, and she is an inspiring step-parent to his two children.
Dawn has an extensive knowledge of the land and animals on the farm. She is an occasional facilitator for Nature Nurtures who has grown up outdoorsy and involved in child and youth work.
Dawn has experience working as a compassionate, skilled leader for various youth groups, including summer and day camps she runs through Serenity Rising. She also has plenty of experience working with horses, teaching connection clinics, riding lessons, and more.
ASL and Tutoring Support