SHS Grad Joins Secretary Of Education’s Office

Posted: July 20, 2013

HARRISONBURG — Spotswood High School graduate Ashley Myers, 26, is the new special assistant to the Virginia secretary of education, the governor’s office announced Friday.
Myers, who grew up in Rockingham County, is a former legislative assistant and campaign manager for Virginia General Assembly members, including Del. Todd Gilbert, R-Woodstock, and Del. Ben Cline, R-Rockbridge.
She has also worked for Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and other Southwest Virginia lawmakers.
Myers received a bachelor’s in interdisciplinary studies and a master’s in curriculum and instruction from Virginia Tech.
As assistant to Secretary of Education Laura Fornash, Myers will represent the office by planning events and writing speeches.
“I’m just really excited about the opportunity to join Secretary Fornash’s office and work alongside her and all the folks who have already done so much to reform education policy in the commonwealth for the better,” Myers said.
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