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2017 DMK Teacher of the Year: Ashley Meatte

Mrs. Ashley Meatte-Grimes was voted the 2017-18 Teacher of the Year for Daniel McKee Alternative School.  Mrs. Grimes has been with Rutherford County for three and a half years, first as a SPED educational assistant at Smyrna Middle School before finding her home at Daniel McKee Alternative School in 2014.  
A native of Rutherford County, Mrs. Grimes graduated from Riverdale High School in 2005, and obtained her bachelor's degree in psychology from MTSU in 2009.  She finished her post-baccalaureate program to obtain her license in special education in 2012.  
She has been married to her husband Jeremiah for eight and a half years, with whom she has two wonderful children, Kaylee and Jackson.
One of the things that gives her a great sense of accomplishment is seeing her students out in the community or back at their home schools being successful.  Her heart is truly with at-risk teens, and she makes it a personal goal each day to learn something new and have a positive impact on her students and show them the vast opportunities available to them.  
Congratulations to Mrs. Meatte-Grimes!