Ashby remembers the day he started in Fauquier County - Aug. 28, 1972. The 63-year-old taught at H.M. Pearson Elementary for six years and has been at Warrenton Middle ever since. Here he's shown in a late 1980's staff photo.
Junior Mike Dooley (R) watches as Ashby demonstrates technique to his team. "He’s laid back when you can be laid back and strict when you need to get your act together," top seed Jacob Evans said.
After 42 years, Ashby has no immediate plans to retire. "He loves the children. That’s why he’s still teaching after all these years," his sister Sharmaine Ellis said.
He is one of the most loyal and dedicated men I know.
— Retired Fauquier AD Allen Creasy
• Age: 63
• Home: Bealeton
• Work: Warrenton Middle School science teacher; has taught in county schools since 1972.
• Experience: 42 years in Fauquier County Public Schools teacher, coach and administrator; served 21 years as WMS athletic director.
• Education: Master’s degree, administration, Shenandoah University, 2003; Bachelor's degree, education, St. Paul’s College, 1972; Berkeley High School, Williamsburg, 1968.
• Family: Single; three surviving siblings.
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Sibbys · April 11, 2014 at 7:13 pm
I coach basketball with Jan at Fauquier High School, he's a great guy and he loves to teach. Thanks for your help Coach.