This year, PHS welcomes Ashley Stroud to the Special Education Department. She has been teaching for 12 years. In the past, Stroud taught at Salem, Lafayette and Indianapolis and worked with students of all grade levels in that department.
Even though this is her first year at Paoli, Stroud has already started a new project that all students can become involved in: The Caps Project. It is a community service project that is helping the First Chance Center. They collect caps to be melted into benches for adults with disabilities.
“The First Chance Center’s goal is to collect 200 pounds of caps which can be drink bottles, Gatorade, water, juice, milk, detergent, sour cream, cottage cheese, ice cream lids and medicine,” said Stroud.
Stroud hopes that many students decide to become involved and donate a few caps.
“Eventually, I would like to collect caps specifically for PHS and get benches made for the school,” said Stroud.
If you would like to help with the project, Stroud will continue to collect caps all year. Caps can be turned in to any teacher in the building.
Story by Makiya Russelburg