I am CJ Gaston and this is my first year with Cheatham County. I am so excited to be a member of Ashland City Elementary STEM Academy. The last 4 years I have taught 2nd and 3rd grade in Southeast Iowa, where I am from. Ashland City is very similar to where I grew up in Iowa, also with the addition of all the great support and people involved with our school, it has made for a very smooth transition for me. I love education and helping students find paths to answers on their own. I have a passion for music, so I take every opportunity to incorporate music into my lessons as well as playing music for the students on Friday for “Fun Friday”. I recently moved to the Nashville area with my wife, Kendal, and our cat, Ted. We are so excited to be in Tennessee and I am excited see all the growth from our students in Ashland City.