A graduate of Florida A & M University and NOVA Southeastern University, Rekia Beverly earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education(FAMU) and Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction(NOVA). Rekia Beverly is a Teacher and Author. Beverly created Mrs. Ashbury as a tool to empower students and educators through the representation of a Teacher as their advocate and a positive, exciting and welcoming presence in their world. Mrs. Ashbury and many of the experiences she shares with her students are modeled after Beverly’s actual encounters as a Teacher. She would like her readers to be aware that Teacher's are as excited, unsure, and have lessons they learn throughout the year, just as their students do; she wants the world to view teaching from the Teachers' perspective.