The EEF Team
We are privileged to have assembled a capable and talented team of individuals dedicated to improving the educational environment in Elkhart.
Board of Directors
Pay it Forward Chair: Michilah Grimes
Advisor to the Board: Art Decio
(Non-Voting ECS Building Representatives)
“It is a sincere pleasure working with the Elkhart Education Foundation. I feel most honored to be a part of an organization that is doing so much for the Elkhart Community.”
Hass Hakim, President – Seifert Drug Store
(Elkhart Education Foundation Vice President)
Ashley Boling Molyneaux
A proud graduate of Elkhart Community Schools, Ashley Boling Molyneaux developed a life-long love of learning and volunteerism through the influence of amazing teachers! In 2000, as a senior in high school, Ashley earned the title of Elkhart’s Junior Miss and went on to be honored as a Top 10 Finalist for the state of Indiana winning scholarship money for college.
Ashley followed her parent’s legacy and attended DePauw University for her undergraduate education and excelled as an English Literature scholar and avid volunteer. Also as a young woman in college, Ashley was honored to serve as the Executive Director of Elkhart’s Junior Miss in 2002-2004 raising tens of thousands of dollars in scholarship money for deserving young ladies and winning program of the year for the state of Indiana.
Ashley earned her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Loyola University Chicago and spent 8 years serving as a high school teacher and administrator in Chicago-area schools. Through her professional experience as an English and Theater teacher, Director of Performing Arts, Director of Student Activities, English & Fine Arts Department Chair and Director of Curriculum, she has demonstrated her capacity as a leader and has collaborated to build a student-centered culture of learning. These myriad positions coupled with her M.Ed. course work and 2ndMasters Degree from National Louis University in Administrative Leadership helped Ashley to assemble a valuable tool-box of instructional, supervisory and leadership experience.
Ashley’s experience in education led her to take a closer look at what was happening in her hometown school district and discover that she could be of service! Along with her sister, Hayley Boling, Ashley co-founded The Elkhart Education Foundation to help fill the budgetary gaps that prevent All students from getting the extraordinary educational experience they deserve. Ashley was voted by the board of directors to be the first full-time employee of the foundation and began her job as the Executive Director of EEF in August of 2015.