Ashley Mickels

ECE Instructor, (541) 506-6000, ext. 7117

Office Hours

Tuesdays, 6-7pm, Virtual Office


Pronouns: they/them

Ashley was born and raised in the Columbia River Gorge and has held many positions within the field of Early Childhood Education. The positions include: nanny (infants/toddlers), Head Start child care assistant, Head Start Associate Teacher, stay-at-home-parent and homeschool teacher, small business owner (curriculum designer), preschool teacher for a "Reggio inspired" certified family child care, child care center director, professional development navigator for Child Care Partners (our local CCR&R agency), and an ECE instructor (since 2017). 

They live in Hood River County with their husband, two children, dog, and 3 rabbits. For fun, Ashley loves watching Blazer games, working on DIY projects, reading, doing yoga, hiking, camping, kayaking, boating, and spending time at the Oregon Coast.



Portland Community College / Columbia Gorge Community College

AAS in Early Childhood Education & Family Studies, 2007

Eastern Oregon University 

BS in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Business, 2017

Portland State University

MS in Early Childhood: Inclusive Education, (expected graduation 2023)