Lady Ashley Newton
Ashley Newton is a native of New Haven, CT where she has spent the last 10 years as an educator in the New Haven Public School System. A 2007 graduate of Spelman College, Ashley has a passion for education that was honed as an intern for the Children Defense Fund in Washington, DC. and further cultivated while a Teach for America Corps member.
Having earned a Masters Degree at Southern Connecticut State University in Reading, Ashley understands that the achievement gap is largely a literacy gap and is committed to literacy achievement and educational equity. Most recently, Ashley received her 6th Year in Educational Leadership at Sacred Heart University.
While a member of Varick Memorial AME Zion Church in New Haven, Ashley served the children and youth ministries in a number of different capacities most recently as Director of Children. Ashley has always been inspired by the children she's worked with and is a firm believer in the importance of taking time to celebrate and develop children. She believes we are shaping the future of the church by the children's ministries of today.
Ashley loves to travel and enjoys Latin and Caribbean cuisine. The former Ashley Hayes was married to Rev. Quavon Z. Newton on April 16, 2016.