Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Agricultural Education, Stephen F. Austin University

Mrs. Ashley Davoli

Welcome to the Agriculture Science Department at TECC-W, and the Floral Design pathway!

Throughout the Floral Design program, students will demonstrate an understanding of the principles and elements of floral design. In addition, students will prepare floral arrangements for special occasions using the principles and elements of design, such as designing single flower boutonnieres to multiple flower arrangements. It will also give students a hands-on opportunity to use their own creativity and artistic abilities in preparing designs. In addition, students will become more familiar with the different aspects in the floral design industry. 

The overall goal of the courses is for students to be prepared for careers in the floral industry. Students need to attain academic skills and knowledge as well as technical knowledge and skills related to floral systems. They will develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities, entry requirements, and industry expectations. To prepare for success, students need opportunities to learn, reinforce, apply and transfer their knowledge and skills and technologies in a variety of settings. This course is designed to develop students' abilities to identify and demonstrate the principles and techniques related to floral design as well as develop an understanding of the management of floral enterprises. At the conclusion of the program, students will test for certifications in the floral industry, this may include Texas State Floral Association Level 1 and Level 2 certs.

Ashley Davoli is the floral design teacher at TECC-W. Mrs. Davoli is originally from Pearland, Texas in the Houston area. She has been teaching floral design and agriculture courses for 3 years and has a degree in Agriculture Education from SFA. Mrs. Davoli developed her passion for the Ag. Industry when she was a high school student involved in her high schools FFA Chapter and agriculture courses. When she started teaching, she found that her true passion was floral design, as she loves to create, design, decorate and plan. Mrs. Davoli loves the floral pathway, as students get the opportunity to be creative and branch out of their comfort zones. When it comes to teaching, she believes it is about developing strong relationships that tap into students' passions and provides relevancy to students everyday lives. This allows them to make connections within the curriculum. In her free time she loves to travel, shop, craft and spend time with family and friends.