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Mrs. Ashley Topey Nation

Mrs. Nation has lived in St. Bernard Parish her entire life and attended school in the parish until her Sophomore year of high school. She then attended Cabrini High School, where she graduated in 2008. She graduated college from the University of New Orleans in 2012 with a degree in Early Childhood Education and was the top Early Childhood Graduate in her class. She worked at Bright Beginnings Learning Center for four years before starting her career as a Kindergarten teacher at Arabi Elementary School in 2013. She is happily married to her high school sweetheart and they have four children together, Landon, Brayen, Kinsley, and Emma Kate. When Mrs. Nation is not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Some of her favorite things to do include shopping, going out to eat, and relaxing on the beach. She loves the color blue, the smell of vanilla, chocolate, and school supplies! Mrs. Nation is a very enthusiastic teacher and is always searching for better ways to help her students learn.