Ashley Zahn received her BA in Classics from the University of Virginia and MAT in Latin and Classical Humanities from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Before joining the Davidson Academy, she taught Latin in Massachusetts, Vermont, and Nevada. She first joined Davidson Academy in 2017 as an academic advisor and then shifted to Davidson Academy Online in 2019 to run admissions assessments and oversee academic planning, scheduling, and independent studies. During her time in admissions and advising, she focused on adapting advising and admissions processes to the online learning model. In 2022 she became the Interim Director and then Director of Davidson Academy Online to facilitate a smooth transition to an independent school.