EDUCATION • M.A. in Secondary Education in Mathematics University of Alabama at Birmingham • B.S. in Mathematics Birmingham-Southern College
ENROLLED • Cohort 6
LOCATION • Birmingham, Ala.
Ansleigh Davies believes a sustainable future is one centered in community and environmental stewardship. This future is possible through quality education and swift climate action. Ansleigh joined UWSP’s Educational Sustainability doctoral program to become a part of the community doing the work and research necessary to make this future a reality. Ansleigh received her bachelor’s in Mathematics from Birmingham-Southern College and her master’s in Secondary Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She works as a middle school math teacher for the Birmingham City Schools district, where she has served on the curriculum and assessment committees for the district, coordinated the after-school math and English language arts tutoring programs, and served as the school coordinator for district-wide math tournaments. Each of these programs is improving the quality and variety of educational opportunities for her students. She also secured grants to improve school-wide resources for students, such as culturally relevant books for the library and Positive Behavior Intervention and Support incentives. Finally she built a school garden and facilitates both academic and social-emotional lessons using the garden to help students connect to the natural world. Through these lessons, Ansleigh hopes to foster a sense of responsibility to the environment and to each other in her students. Ansleigh serves outside of work to enact solid, meaningful climate legislation in Birmingham. To that end, she sits on the Alabama Environmental Council’s Junior Board and the Greater Birmingham Alliance to Stop Pollution’s Green New Deal Committee. She also volunteers with local mutual aid groups and urban farms which are building and sustaining communities throughout Birmingham. Ansleigh lives with her partner and their two cats. She loves reading, traveling, ice skating, and gardening. Ansleigh believes that care for the planet is care for people and that, through collective action, people can help heal much of the harm done to the planet. These beliefs, coupled with her passion for education, inspire her to work toward quality education as sustainability for all students. She is eager to contribute to UWSP’s Educational Sustainability program through research focused on sustainability in K-12 education and will use her experience in this program to improve educational experiences for students, helping build a future centered in community and stewardship.
Ed.D. in Educational Sustainability
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