Hello! Welcome to Music Class with Mrs. Dodgens!
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! My name is Ashley Dodgens, and I'm so excited about the learning and musical experiences that I will get to share with your children this year! This is my ninth year teaching general music and my fifth year at Palmetto Elementary. New fact about me- I am teaching virtually this year- zooming into the music room to teach in-person students (with an adult monitor in the room). I have been married to my wonderful husband, Cory, for six years and we live in his hometown, Easley. I am a graduate of Southern Wesleyan University with a degree in Music Education with a concentration in Voice. I am also an active member of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association and Past President of the Foothills AOSA. I completed my Orff Schulwerk certification at Appalachian State University in NC and I can’t say enough about how happy I am to have taken all three Orff levels! I also serve as the adult choir director at Pickens Presbyterian Church in Pickens, SC. Some of my favorite hobbies include singing, playing instruments, watching movies, reading, and helping my husband in our garden. I have recently discovered a new hobby after taking a virtual songwriting class this past summer. I look forward to getting to know you and your family more this year! As always, I appreciate your support for our music programs here in ASD1!