Hello, my name is Ashley Sparkman. I taught 4th grade for 4 years here at James R. Watson prior to taking the School Guidance position. I received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Saint Francis. I’m dually licensed in Elementary Education and Special Education. My Master’s degree in school guidance was received through the University of West Alabama.  The best part about working in guidance is providing students with the social and emotional skills needed to be successful learners in the classroom. My goal is to make sure each student feels welcomed, safe, and confident each day they are here at James R. Watson.