Mentor of the week: Ashley Powell
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Ashley Powell is a Victoria Business and Education Coalition mentor at Victoria West High School.
Powell, a teacher at Victoria West, mentors students weekly.
Powell has been a mentor for the Victoria school district for one year.
"I see how much students struggle in math on a daily basis," Powell said. "I am certified in math, and I figured I could help students on a one-on-one basis to try to fill in the gaps that they are missing."
Powell said she mainly wants to let students know that there are people who want them to succeed in life.
"I enjoy the break in my day in which a positive goal is achieved," Powell said. "I also enjoy bringing a smile to a young person's face. I love seeing them gain confidence in themselves."