Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Biology, minor in chemistry and studio art Masters in secondary education

Ms. Ava Hughes


Hello! My name is Ava Hughes and I am so excited about working with you and your student(s) this year. I have a Bachelor's of Science in Biology with minors in chemistry and studio art from Missouri S&T. While I was there I did ecology research in populations and microbiology research on haloacidophilic microorganisms. I have a Master's in secondary education from University of Missouri- Saint Louis, and researched the impact of hands/interactive learning on student's content retention rates.

My teaching goal and philosophy is to encourage student autonomy in their own learning by giving them a welcoming environment where they have multiple ways to engage in content, and receive a lot of feedback on their learning process. 

Classes I Teach:


AP Environmental Science


I am one of the junior class sponsors.

Joined Clayton District: 2022


About Ms. Hughes