High-quality Christian curriculum with a loving atmosphere, which nurtures each child in body, mind and spirit

Ashley Hargraves


I am blessed to be the K/1st grade ESP teacher at Community Christian School. I was born and raised in Palm Bay, Florida. I graduated from the University of Central Florida where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. I live with my husband, Rich, and we have an energetic Shiba Inu named Dash. They fill my heart with so much joy!

I grew up hearing about God’s love in church, but it wasn’t until my teen years that I began to truly experience an intimate, personal relationship with Jesus. He has guided all of my steps and I am His energetic servant! When I was four years old, I told my parents I wanted to be a teacher. God has called me to this profession and I am extremely passionate about developing relationships with my students so they will be eager and excited to learn. The staff at CCS is truly my extended family and I thoroughly enjoy working with them each day.

One of my favorite Bible verses is Proverbs 3:5-6 ”Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; He’s the one who will keep you on track.” I keep this verse close to my heart because it reminds me that He is the one in control of my life and that I should trust and follow His plans, rather than leaning on my own understanding.