Meet the TnACHE-SEED Staff
Dr. Terry Lashley
Terry Lashley is the Executive Director of SouthEast Educational, Inc, a non-profit. She received a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin, Superior, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Science Education and Instructional Technology from the University of Tennessee. She has over 35 years of progressive education and experience in managing program design and development of K-16 instruction and curricular reform for teachers and students; conducting classes in science, mathematics and information technology for elementary teachers and middle/high school students and teachers; evaluation of large scale reform projects; grant development; evaluation; and development of undergraduate, graduate and pre-service teachers. She is active in educational reform efforts and serves in executive leadership positions for local, regional and national Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education programs.
Mrs. Ashley Walther
Ashley Walther is a consultant for SouthEast Educational Inc. She received her B.A. in Mathematics and her M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. She received her Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She has over a decade of experience in education including working as a numeracy coach and leading mathematics professional development for the state of Tennessee. She has experience writing, implementing, and evaluating state and nationally funded grant projects—including Math and Science Partnership Grants (MSP) and Improving Teacher Quality Grants (ITQ). Her work with SouthEast Educational, Inc. includes providing professional development and technical assistance.
Mrs. Diane Vaughn
Diane Vaughn is a consultant for SouthEast Educational Inc. She received her B.S. in Foods and Nutrition from Middle Tennessee State University and her M.A. in Administration and Supervision from Tennessee Technological University. She has over 30 years of experience in education including working as the Science and Mathematics Specialist for her local district, development of state standards, serving as a Master Teacher with the Appalachian Rural Systemic Initiative (ARSI) and the State President for the Tennessee State Science Teachers Association (TSTA). Her work with SouthEast Educational, Inc. includes providing professional development on various content and pedagogical topics, working with assessments and helping schools and school leaders implement effective educational practices.
Mrs. Jill Forney
Jill Forney is a consultant for SouthEast Educational, Inc. She received her B.A. in Sociology and Critical Thinking from Sonoma State University and her M.A. in Educational Methodology from Arizona State University. She has over 20 years of experience primarily in evaluation, but her experience also includes teaching high school and college students. She specializes in qualitative and quantitative research methods, research design, and instrument development. She is experienced in the use of educational data and school observations. Her work with SouthEast Educational, Inc. includes support of several grants maintained by the organization as well as a professional development specialist in evaluation and the use of school data.