Hello! Welcome to Music Class with Mrs. Dodgens!
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! My name is Ashley Dodgens, and I'm so excited about the learning and musical experiences that I will get to share with your children this year! This is my eighth year teaching general music and my fourth year at Palmetto Elementary. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Cory, for five years and we live in his hometown, Easley. I am a graduate of Southern Wesleyan University with a degree in Music Education with a concentration in Voice. I am also an active member of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association and President of the Foothills AOSA. I completed my Orff Schulwerk certification at Appalachian State University in NC and I can’t say enough about how happy I am to have taken all three Orff levels! On weekends, I serve as the adult choir director at Pickens Presbyterian Church in Pickens, SC. Some of my favorite hobbies include singing, playing instruments, going to movies, reading, traveling, going to concerts, helping my husband in our garden and spending time with our family and friends. I look forward to getting to know you and your family more this year! As always, I appreciate your support for our music programs here in ASD1!