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"So the Earth revolves around the Sun? Huh! Daddy always said the world revolves around me"
Ashley A. talking to Gretchen in "Outcast Ashley"

Ashley Armbruster (a.k.a. Ashley A.) is the leader of the Ashleys in the series Recess. Her signature colour is pink.


Ashley A. is a spoiled, bratty, shallow, girly, beautiful, but mean nine-year-old rich girl. She is primarily interested in fashion and gossip. Ashley met the rest of the Ashleys one day when they were in kindergarten at a park where all their hats they have been wearing were blown off their heads and when they went to get them, they bumped into each other and introduced themselves, becoming best friends. Because they were all wearing purple that day, it became a tradition among the girls to all wear purple on the anniversary of the day they first met, thus calling it "purple day". Ashley A. was once kicked out of the clique for accidentally forgetting to wear purple, though returned at the end of the episode.

Despite being vain and stuck-up, there are hints of a nicer nature deep down. During the time where she was kicked out of the clique, she befriended Gretchen. On many other occasions, she has also sought help from T.J. and the gang, who she usually socially snubs. Also, there have been various hints that she genuinely desires to get Spinelli to become part of the Ashleys.


Ashley lives with both of her parents. Her mother, who has only been seen in "Parents' Night", has been shown to look and act very similarly to her. Her father was never shown on-screen, but has been mentioned a few times. He often spoils her. She has a seven-year-old brother named Tyler, who is a member of the similar rich boy clique, the Tylers and a five-year-old sister named Brittany, who appears in a clique with the Brittanys.


In the episode "Officer Mikey", Menlo is revealed to have had a crush on her, which she never felt in return. There have been various hints in the series that she may have a crush on T.J.


Ashley A. is slender and of average height. She has straight honey (bright yellow-blonde in digitally-animated episodes and movies) blonde hair that goes down to her shoulders, and wears a pink headband in her hair. She usually wears a pink button up with a dark grey blazer, a black skirt, knee socks and black chunky dress shoes. She also wears pink lipstick in the same shade as her shirt and headband.



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Media: Recess (Episode List) | Recess: School's Out | Recess: All Growed Down | Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade | Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street

Characters: T.J. Detweiler | Vince LaSalle | Ashley Spinelli | Mikey Blumberg | Gretchen Grundler | Gus Griswald | Captain Bradley | Cornchip Girl | The Diggers | Hustler Kid | Erwin Lawson | Miss Grotke | Muriel Finster | Becky Detweiler | Dr. Phillium Benedict | Menlo | Brock | Peter Prickly | Bald Guy | Butch | Ashley Armbruster | Ashley Boulet | Ashley Quinlan | Ashley Tomassian | Fenwick | Brandon the Singer | Gelman | King Bob | Chucko | Jocko | Randall Weems | King Freddy II | Chewy | Spencer | Swinger Girl | Upside-Down Girl | Gordy | Hector | Miss Lemon | Lunchlady Irma | Tubby | Jordan & Jerome | Flo Spinelli | Bob Spinelli | Guru Kid

Songs: Recess Theme Song | "We Shall Not Be Moved" | "Jingle Bells" (Recess Version) | "The Otter Dance" | Bonky Theme Song