Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology Dual master's degree in childhood special education & general education Master's degree in early childhood special education with an advanced certificate in applied behavior analysis (ABA) Certified Wilson ® Dyslexia Practitioner

Ms. Ashley Birchall

Hi! My name is Ashley Birchall and I am so excited to be a part of the Oakview community this year as the ECS 1 teacher!

I received a bachelor's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Queens College, in New York City.  I have a dual master's degree in childhood education and childhood special education from Hunter College in Manhattan, New York.  As a forever learner, I went back to obtain an additional master's degree in early childhood special education with an advanced certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) also from Hunter College.  Most recently, I became a certified Wilson ® Dyslexia Practitioner!    

This year marks my 12th year teaching, after a fulfilling 11 years in the classroom as a Special Education collaborative teacher in Manhattan, New York.

I was born and raised in New York, spent my entire life there. However,  I became part of the mass migration to the south post pandemic.  My family and I decided to rent in Apex for three months.  Two months into our move, we bought a house in Holly Springs!  Cannot beat this beautiful weather; but I’ll always be a New Yorker at heart.  

When I'm not molding young minds, I love to stay active, whether it is a run (or walk) around the neighborhood, weightlifting, skiing, tennis or a barre class!  I am also an avid reader, and love to sit in our screened in porch and get lost in a book! My husband, John, and our two daughters Charli (6-year-old - rising 1st grader here at Oakview!) and Cora (3-year-old) love to travel to England every December to spend time with my husband’s family.  

I cannot wait to meet all my amazing students and look forward to embarking on this journey with you.