Meet Mrs. Ashley Hiza
Being new in a high school can be daunting, but luckily Ashley Hiza, a new math teacher here is amongst over 40 new staff members at our school. This makes the transition easier.
She was brought here by her husband who was from here and moved them back where they built a house in Troy.
Hiza has always taught math and was heavily influenced by her old math teachers. Both the good and the bad had an impact on how she teaches currently. She previously worked at Smith-Cotton High School in Sedalia, Missouri where she taught 9th grade and she also taught 7th grade in Troy.
She once dreamed of being a baker, but after looking at the usual hours quickly scraped that dream but still enjoys baking in her free time. She also enjoys renovating and doing projects around her new house along with her husband as well as reading and playing with animals.
Hiza has done 9th through 12th grade teaching and finds it pretty enjoyable and not as complicated as many would think.
Hiza also teaches three other classes as well as a club. She teaches digital electronics, consumer math and Student Council. The club she leads is the Technology Student Association (TSA).
Many students enjoy Hiza as a teacher and the way she teaches.
“I like that Ms. Hiza gives us time to hang out with our friends while we do independent work,” Kendall Thurman (‘26) said.
Another student added her opinion on Ms. Hiza.
“I like that Ms. Hiza uses popsicle sticks to see how we are getting the lessons she’s teaching because it’s private and nobody has to be afraid to ask for help,” Haley Kraft (‘26) said.