Story by Micah Oelze
Photo by Brittney Seger
Terria Ashby is by no means a traditional student and she knows it. Ashby is a 45-year-old grandmother returning to college to study early childhood education through BARTonline.org, Barton Community College’s online learning platform.
Ashby works from home running a childcare center, where on an average day she takes care of seven children.
Teaching and caring for children comes naturally to Ashby, from “playing school” as a kid to watching over her siblings and babysitting as a student for income.