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⚓ Meet Mrs. Charles 08/09/22


Dear OCE families,


My name is Ashley Charles and I am so excited to join the Clippers team (again!).  I completed my administrative internship at OCE in 2017 and worked alongside Mrs. May.  I learned a great deal from her during that time and I am fortunate to be able to continue under her mentorship as an official Assistant Principal.  The OCE team, in collaboration with the community, has established a top-notch school and I look forward to continuing to support the OCE vision in which every child reaches their full potential.


A little more about me:  I am a former Special Education elementary teacher and my love for children with special needs flows into everything I do.  I taught for six years, working with students with various disabilities.  Following my teaching experience, I attended UNC-Chapel Hill to obtain my Master of School Administration degree.  After my internship here at OCE, I worked for five years as an Assistant Principal at Chatham Middle School in Siler City.  I am incredibly thankful for my experience in middle school and will take some of the greatest memories with me, but I am eager to work with elementary students once again.  


Personally, I live in Chapel Hill with my husband Michael, our one year old, Craig, and our five year old bulldog, Dottie.  My husband is also a teacher, currently teaching seventh grade Social Studies in Chatham County.  Our home is filled with a love of education, children and slobbery bulldogs.  


I look forward to meeting you all soon.



Ashley Charles

New Assistant Principal

Olive Chapel Elementary


Mrs. Charles