Women’s Exchange member Ashley L. Caron serves on the Take Stock in Children committee for the Pinellas County Education Foundation. Take Stock in Children is a scholarship program with a mission of providing low-income students the opportunity to work toward the attainable goal of a college education.
The Take Stock in Children program is meant for students between grades 6 to 10. These students are nominated and if awarded, receive the opportunity for up to a four-year college tuition scholarship or technical training. The comprehensive program offers mentors for inspiration and guidance as well as school-based ambassadors who monitor student progress and enhance student learning through enrichment activities.
Caron is the Associate Director of Accreditation and Assessment at St. Petersburg College. During her time as the Associate Director she guided the successful development and implementation of a sustainable college-wide services assessment process, which engaged all stakeholders from frontline staff to senior VPs. Caron collaborated with college staff to create unit-specific continuous improvement plans and supported their efforts to improve the student and employee experience through assessment.
Caron began at St. Petersburg College in 2007 as the Assessment Coordinator for the College of Education. In March of 2011, she was promoted to Assessment and Accreditation Coordinator. Prior to her time at St. Petersburg College, Caron was the Associate Project Manager for Sterling Research Group, Inc.
Along with her involvement on the Pinellas Education Foundation Take Stock in Children committee, Caron is a member of the YWCA planning committee and a found of Lean In SPC, a foundation built around intentional encouragement for women in the workplace. She was previously a member of of the SPC Delta Academy, Pinellas County Charter Review Commission, and an Innovation Award recipient.
Caron has a Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and a Master’s in survey research from the University of Connecticut.