Ashley Dierkes

Born and raised in Southern Vermont, Ashley knew she wanted to work with children from a young age. She joined the Hilltop community in 2021 as an Assistant for the Children’s House and AfterCare Program. She is currently earning her Early Childhood Education degree through the Community College of Vermont. Ashley has had experience working in other childcare centers and has found a great fit with her values in the Montessori philosophy found here at Hilltop, and aspires to obtain her Montessori certification and become a lead teacher! Outside of the classroom, Ashley enjoys spending her free time outside with her cat, Astro, and guinea pig, Duke, and connecting with family and friends with activities like hiking, kayaking, or snowboarding. Creating art has been an important form of expression for Ashley since she was a child. These days pottery and drawing are her favorites.