My name is Ashley Yokota, I am in my second year of teaching, and so thrilled to be teaching back in my home state. My husband was in the Air Force for ten years, and we are finally settling down in Dallas. I grew up in Salem and have always loved Oregon. I have a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education, a Masters in Education from Concordia University, and am currently working on my Doctorates at Concordia as well. I have two children, one will be joining me at Bridgeport and my little guy will start in the next year. I love small towns, and happy to be a part of a great community and charter school. I am a disney fanatic, which you will see in my classroom, I also love playing volleyball and will be coaching for community leagues as well. I love teaching, and have a passion for working with higher aged elementary students. I can’t wait for this school year and be apart of amazing group of teachers and staff.