Ashley Hutchings Gilhousen was born and raised in Green Cove Springs where she attended Charles E. Bennett Elementary School, Green Cove Springs Junior High School, and was the third generation of her family to graduate from Clay High School in 2003. She attended the University of Florida following graduation where she obtained her A.S. degree and completed her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing at the University of North Florida. While in school she worked at Wolfson Children’s Hospital and after graduation began an exciting career in Labor and Delivery at Orange Park Medical Center where she had the privilege of welcoming all of Clay County’s newest (and tiniest) residents.
Ashley lives in Green Cove Springs with her husband, Adam, and their three sons Aiden (12), Brantley (9), and Caleb (8). Adam currently serves in the Florida Air National Guard. They are active members of Hibernia Baptist Church where they have served in the preschool, childrens, and teens ministries as well as on several foreign and local missions. Ashley is a founding Board Member for the Clay County chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and has served as a mentor at Bannerman Learning Center. She is a member of the Republican Executive Committee.
Ashley has since served two terms on the Clay County School Board where she is the only Board member with children currently attending our schools. She has consistently been a voice of reason and has represented a parent’s perspective during her time on the School Board.
As a third-generation resident of Clay County who directly benefited from our educational system and whose children are all Clay County Public School students, Ashley is personally vested in the future of our district’s performance. Her heart for service and love for her community as well as her educational and professional background in science and nursing have been instrumental in her decision making and problem solving during her tenure on the board, especially through the recent challenges of 2020-2021. Her re-election is vital to keeping a parent and health care professional’s voice in education.