Ashley is a minor, one-shot character in Recess, she has only been mentioned in "First Name Ashley". She is the Great-Aunt of Ashley Spinelli, a main character in Recess. She was the namesake of her Grand-Niece, Ashley, as she was the first woman to win the Iditarod. In reality, the first woman to win the Iditarod was Libby Riddles in 1985. Her surname is not known, however, it could be Spinelli; she was a family hero.