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CCCHS welcomes new Dean of Students, Graduation Coach
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Monday, July 16, 2018
Ashley Forsythe Karch
Ashley Forsythe Karch

The Cheatham County School District has named Ashley Forsythe Karch as the new Dean of Students/Graduation Coach at Cheatham County Central High School.

Karch replaces Audra Fowler, who was recently named the new academic specialist at Kingston Springs Elementary School.

A 2003 graduate of Sycamore High School, Karch comes to CCCHS after working with the Clarksville-Montgomery County School District for the past seven years. 

Karch earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Allied Language Arts from Western Kentucky University in 2007 and a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from Austin Peay State University in 2010.

She taught English at Sycamore High School from 2007 to 2011 before joining the Clarksville-Montgomery County School District. She taught English at Clarksville High School for six years and worked as an academic coach at Clarksville High School and Montgomery Central High School for one year.

Karch holds a State of Tennessee Beginning Administrator License (BAL) Administrators License and is Advanced Placement Trained and Certified through the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI).

During her career in Cheatham and Montgomery counties, she served as a cheerleading coach, faculty advisor and Pep Club sponsor, among other duties. Additionally, she attended and/or served on numerous leadership and development programs and committees.

Karch said, “I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to come back to my hometown and serve the students, teachers and parents at CCCHS. I have always had a heart for Cheatham County, even during my seven years in Clarksville. I have always envisioned that I would come back in some capacity, and I am thankful that the leadership team has allowed me to do that.

She added: “I started my education here, began my teaching career here, and God willing, would love to complete my career here. I feel excited to tackle any challenges that we need to face, and I hope to bring continued growth to an already amazing academic and family culture at CCCHS. I have confidence that I can use my experience to positively impact the lives of students. I am a firm believer in setting high expectations and nurturing relationships in order to see goals met. My family cannot wait to engrain ourselves back into this great community.”

The Dean of Students/Graduation Coach is an established position at CCCHS. The position is funded by federal Title I money. There is a Title I committee at each Title I school in the district and that committee determines how the funds are spent.