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Lee-Jackson teacher to lead summer educational, mission trips

Learning doesn’t just take place within the confines of the classroom. And nobody knows that better than Amy Ashberry.

After leading youth in numerous mission trips, the kindergarten teacher at Lee-Jackson Elementary School is planning to take a group of children and adults over the summer break on an educational tour of Japan.

Last summer, Ashberry led a group mission trip of kids and their adult chaperones to Nashville where they worked with children in summer camps and visited a nursing home. “Nashville is one of the top cities for homelessness,” said Ashberry.

The kids were eager to go on another trip and one suggested Japan. She could not find any mission trips to Japan and decided to look instead into Education First tours.

When Ashberry was in middle school, her eighth grade world geography teacher took her on her first trip abroad to Italy and Greece through EF tours. This June, she will lead five children and two other adults on an EF tour to Japan.

Since this is her firs...

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