Sitting in her high school calculus class senior year, it all clicked for Ashley Meinke. Math was her passion.
Fast-forward to today, Meinke is in her 11th year teaching mathematics at Perry High School and is active with the school’s Math Club. She spends her days with top math students, teaching Honors Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus to upperclassmen.
Meinke is at home in the classroom, spending time there as a teacher – and a student. She received her undergraduate degree from Kent State University at Stark and her master’s degree at the Kent Campus.
That’s when she developed a great working relationship with Bathi Kasturiarachi, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics at Kent State Stark. Namely, Kasturiarachi served as her professor, worked with her on her honors thesis and, later, as her master’s thesis advisor. Following her collegiate career, Meinke also has invited Kasturiarachi to Perry on several occasions to do math presentations.
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