We love to spotlight our former students in our Alumni Spotlight, and today’s featured alum is Ashley (Keel) Shalenko.
Ashley (Keel) Shalenko
Years at Zion:
Kindergarten-8th grade (1994-2003)
I remember the many wonderful teachers I had at Zion. They were caring and made me feel like I belonged each and every day. They inspired me to become a teacher. I also have many wonderful memories playing basketball, volleyball, and running track.
Recent Life Happenings
Currently, I’m a wife, mom of three, and 1st grade teacher at Westhaven School in Belleville. My son Trenton is in 4 year old preschool at Zion. I sing with the praise team in church once a month at the late service. I graduated from SIUE with a Bachelor’s in Education in 2011 and am in my 10th year of teaching.
How did your time at ZLS influence you?
Zion Lutheran School influenced me to become an educator. I’m able to show my students the loving, caring environment that my teachers at Zion showed me.