For over two decades, Dr. Ashley has been presenting educational and entertaining programs, workshops and lectures in schools, libraries and other community organizations in the Chicago metropolitan area for children, teachers and parents ─ including a dynamite team of puppets; original stories, poems and songs; and discussion and role playing. She researched, developed and dramatically presented programs for preschool children through middle grade students in such areas as Child Abuse Prevention, Drug Education, Self-esteem, Character Development and Conflict Management.

Her present focus is on the issue of bullying and empowering audiences with anti-bullying know-how and strategies to handle difficult situations.