Award-winning educator, Ashleigh Lore, currently teaches BK-4th elementary general music. She received her M.M. in Music Education from The University of Michigan ('18) and her B.M.E. from Central Michigan University ('11), where she double majored in Vocal Music Education and English Education. In 2017, she completed all levels for certification in the Orff-Schulwerk approach, thanks to grants from the American Orff-Schulwerk Association's Gunild Keetman Assistance Fund (awarded in both 2014 & 2017). In 2020, she took her first Orff Masterclass (Holding Space: The Gestalt of Orff Schulwerk), and in summer 2023, Ashleigh plans to travel to Salzburg, Austria, to study at Orff-Institut, thanks to funding from the Barbara Potter Scholarship Fund (AOSA). In addition to her Orff training, Ashleigh is First Steps in Music (FAME) Certified, Google Educator Certified, has completed Kodaly Level I training (USA), and is currently pursuing an Accredited Certificate in Kodaly Music Education (UK).
In 2019, Ashleigh established the Learning Lore Press publishing & educational consulting company. Through LLP, she published her first book, The Music Educator's Guide to Grant Writing (2019), which has been met with many five-star reviews. Her second book, Recorder Boot Camp (2021), focuses on an approach to teaching soprano recorder to children in an engaging, encouraging, and sequential way.
Between writing, editing, and advising others, Ashleigh has earned over one million dollars in grant funding since 2013. She presents nationally, leads grant writing workshops and graduate courses, and is a strong advocate for music education (where she has served on a variety of boards and committees). Ashleigh is currently the Treasurer of the Michigan Music Education Association (MMEA), President of the Mid-Michigan Orff-Schulwerk Association (MMOSA), a founding Committee Member of the International Orff-Schulwerk Forum Salzburg (IOSFS) Finance Committee, Public Relations Chair of the Eaton County Education Association (ECEA), and Treasurer of the Grand Ledge Education Association (GLEA). Ashleigh is an adjunct professor teaching Grant Writing for the Music Educator, a week-long graduate course at Anderson University (IN) based upon her first book. This course is the first of its kind, and continues to be offered at Anderson and other colleges across the nation.
Ashleigh teaches elementary music in mid-Michigan, serves the Lansing Symphony Orchestra as their Education & Outreach Coordinator, and is an independent educational consultant. She is the 2022-23 Region 6 Teacher of the Year for the state of Michigan, and the first-ever elementary music educator named a Regional Teacher of the Year for the state of Michigan. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Additional Experience & Service Includes:
Experience as both BK-6th Elementary General Music Educator and K-6th Technology Educator.
Post-Secondary Educator: Grant Writing For The Music Educator.
Graduate Credits: More than 45 post-Masters credits taken focused on topics such as: movement and the brain, empathy & emotional learning, poverty & trauma, grant writing, executive function, vulnerability, Gestalt, and technology in the classroom.
Professional Work Experience: Curriculum Development, Mentoring College Students & New Educators, Performance, S.T.E.A.M. Integration, Establishing & Maintaining Extracurricular Ensembles, Title I Interventionist, Athletic Coaching At All Levels.
Committees: Curriculum, Hiring, Building Initiative, Public Relations, Fine Arts, Technology, School Culture, School Improvement, Student Council, Calendar & Negotiations.
Arts Administrative: Professional Development Creation & Implementation, Development & Facilitation Of Programs For Youth Thru Adult, Recruitment & Retention, Delegate.
Awards: The Paul Blewett Friend of Education Award, Thank A Music Educator Campaign Nominee, Michigan Service Scholars Program Education Award, Scholastic & Collegiate Honor Award.
Articles Written About Ashleigh and/or Her Programs:
Michigan Music Educators Association- Ashleigh Lore Selected Region 6 Teacher Of The Year
WILX- 'The students keep me going' -- Grand Ledge teacher receives Teacher of the Year award
MLIVE- 10 best teachers in Michigan named finalists for teacher of the year
Lansing State Journal- Grand Ledge teachers find ways to bring music, dancing to students amid COVID-19
WILX- Grand Ledge teachers create interactive and virtual concert
The Music Matters Podcast- Ashleigh Lore: Children's Lit In The Music Classroom
Lansing State Journal- Artists still finding ways to perform
Broadway World- Lansing Symphony Orchestra launches LSO AT HOME featuring past performances, activities, and more
517 Mag- Lansing Symphony Orchestra announces the return of LSO Kids
Lansing City Pulse- One-on-one with a witch
Lansing City Pulse- Lansing Symphony hopes for June concerts, moves live music online
Marshall Ad-Visor & Chronicle- Teacher Shares Love Of Music With Students