Hi! My name is Ashley Cooper and I am the Music Specialist at Clyde Elementary. This is my fourth year as a Clyde Cardinal. I graduated from Western Carolina University in 2002 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Music Education. I student taught at Waynesville Middle School and Tuscola High School where I was offered a job as Assistant Director of Bands. During my ten years at Tuscola, I conducted the concert band, assisted with the symphony and marching bands, and directed the winter guard. I moved to Clyde Elementary in August of 2012. I enjoy sharing my love of music with the students at Clyde and instilling in them an appreciation for as many different genres of music as possible!
I am originally from Brevard, NC and moved to Haywood County in 2002. I love to watch movies and spend time with my two wonderful children Madeline and Owen. I also continue to help with the marching band and winter guard at Tuscola. My main instrument is the flute and I play whenever I have the opportunity.
I believe that music helps us in all subjects. It also gives students a creative outlet where they can express their individual talents. I want the students at Clyde Elementary to be well rounded, lifelong learners.
Ronald Reagan said “Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music!”