Phone: 469.219.2110 ext 20150
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Elementary Education M.A. Reading Instruction EC-6 Certification National Board Certification Reading Specialist Certification ESL Certification Principal Certification
Mrs. Ashley Pontarelli
Welcome to Folsom!
My career in education began with teaching Kindergarten outside of Chicago after graduating in 2009 with my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Northern Illinois University. I became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2015, and have taught various grade levels in both Illinois and Texas. I obtained my Master's degree in Reading Instruction and Reading Specialist certification from Aurora University in 2013, and Principal certification from Lamar University in 2019.
After our family relocated to Texas four years ago, I taught at Hughes Elementary here in Prosper ISD and then worked in the district's Curriculum and Instruction department as an Elementary Design Coach. Folsom was one of the campuses I helped support as an instructional coach for the past three years, and I am beyond thrilled and grateful to get to be here full time this year to serve the incredible students, families, and staff members of this campus.
I currently live in Celina with my husband, Tom, and our twin six-year-old sons, Leo and Logan. They will be in first grade at Folsom this year. As a family we enjoy spending as much time as we can outside, watching the boys play tennis and soccer, cooking, and reading.
Learning is my passion. I am truly fortunate to get to come to a place every day where I can support and empower students and staff on their learning journeys in a school district with such wonderful opportunities. I am looking forward to getting to know each of you this year, and cannot wait to get started.