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Teacher returns to the classroom four days after giving birthSubmitted: 07/22/2013

Lauren Stephenson
5 p.m. Anchor/Reporter
lstephenson@wjfw.com


RHINELANDER - Many of us remember at least one dedicated teacher from our school days.

But even the most dedicated teachers take more than four days off after having a baby.

Not Ashley Gordon.

"He made his debut on Tuesday, the 16th. Only four days before I had to teach classes," says Ashley Gordon.

Ashley teaches classes at Rhinelander's School of the Arts.

Her son Elias was born 10 days past his due date.

Even so, she traveled from her home in Waupaca to teach the class.

"Before we even knew we were expecting, I had already promised that I would be here. And I'm very committed to being here. And I knew I would make it work," the art instructor says.

Ashley teaches people how to paint with beeswax, or "encaustic art."

Encaustic art is a rare art form.

That's part of the reason she decided to keep her teaching commitment.

With a four-day-old baby, the artist needed a trustworthy babysitter.

"My mother, this is her 8th grandchild and she was very gracious to take some time and she's my nanny extraordinaire," Gordon says.

Baby Elias was very well-behaved.

And Ashley says her students were very understanding.

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