Beth Wood
 Ashman pays up on a bet, where she let students shower her in whipped cream.
End of an era

During her almost three decades in education, Jane Ashman never shied away from accompanying students on trips, no matter the distance. But for all of the treks, whether it was to the nearby Appleton Museum, Orlando, Tallahassee or overseas, it was a journey in the spring of 2001 to New York City that stands out most in Ashman’s mind.
While serving as an assistant principal then, Ashman was one of many who were tasked with developing Belleview High School’s Performing Arts Academy. That spring, she took four bus loads of students in band and chorus for a performance on Staten Island.