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About us

ASU Prep Digital is a college prep option where online high school and university courses converge in a unique learning opportunity for all students. This accredited, rigorous virtual school program prepares students for college acceptance and encourages them to start earning credit toward college majors and careers in an increasingly interconnected environment.

Our mission

ASU is advancing next-generation education models that transcend the traditional boundaries between “high school” and “college” and eliminates the barriers based on location, modality, background, and income so that all learners can thrive.

 

We support districts in Arizona, while serving students around the world.

Interested in joining us? See our career opportunities.

Part of Arizona State University

ASU Prep Digital is part of ASU Preparatory Academy, an innovative and thriving PreK-12 school started by Arizona State University. ASU Prep Academy has grown to serve more than 2,300 students at four campuses in Arizona.

We strive to equip each of our students with the knowledge and training to graduate high school and be successful in college. We believe that a strong college-going community is imperative for the success of our students, our community and our global society.

We believe that every student can achieve a post-secondary education, and have designed our coursework and mentorship programs to make sure that belief becomes a reality.

We’re proud to be a part of ASU, the top public university of choice for international students, according to the 2018 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.

ASU Charter

ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.

 ASU advantages

Our ASU Prep Digital students are part of a university ranked #1 for innovation.
Students have access to the unique opportunities and world-class resources of ASU.


Get a head start

  • Take college-level classes and earn credit while still in high school.

  • Streamline your college application by receiving VIP admission to ASU.

  • Save time with our flexible part-time and full-time programs that can fit into any schedule.

  • Work at your own pace with cutting-edge digital tools that personalize learning and keep you moving forward.

  • Build a competitive portfolio and publish your work on the student blog.

Explore college

  • Test drive college majors and receive high school elective course credits at the same time.

  • Ease into the college experience by participating in ASU’s student events and programs.

  • Expand your learning network with mentoring from university students and faculty.

  • Get a taste of ASU campus life and work with leading professionals during optional summer internship programs.

  • Leverage access to the world-renowned ASU Library of digital resources.

  • Get your hands on the latest innovative tech tools being developed at ASU.

  • Earn incentives that can be used to buy ASU Sun Devil gear.

Plan your future

  • Prepare for 21st century careers with access to the latest innovative tools and research advancements made at ASU.

  • Meet with ASU Alumni during lunch-and-learn sessions.

  • Learn to thrive beyond the classroom with our leadership training and emotional intelligence programs, such as me3.

  • Develop civic responsibility through relevant and real-world, project-based learning.

  • Expand your collegiate and professional network with access to ASU’s global community.

#1 in U.S. for innovation: ASU Ahead of Stanford and MIT
- U.S. News & World Report 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
Top 10 in the world business management: Ahead of Stanford, MIT and UC Berkeley
- Shanghai Ranking, Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2018
#4 ASU Online programs among nation’s best
- U.S. News & World Report, 2018
Top 1 percent of world’s most prestigious universities
- Times Higher Education, 2018

ASU Prep Digital Faculty & Staff

Leadership

Julie Young

CEO, ASU Prep Digital | Deputy Vice President of ASU Educational Outreach

Julie has been celebrated as an education disruptor for nearly three decades. She was the founding CEO and president of Florida Virtual School, the world’s first state-wide virtual school and one of the nation’s largest K-12 online education provider. When not leading international school programs, you’ll find her at the nearest beach with several golden retrievers.

Leadership

Amy McGrath

Chief Operating Officer, ASU Prep Digital | Associate Vice President of ASU Educational Outreach

Amy has been exploring education innovation and personalized learning for more than ten years with her efforts in school design, marketing strategy and educational policy. She is dedicated to educational reform and instructional choice for all students. She is also a fan of all things soccer and chasing her children and chickens around her yard.

Leadership

Dana Van Deinse

Executive Director of Partnerships

Dana is an educator, principal and online learning expert from Arizona who loved digital and blended learning before it was cool. She finds creative ways to support families and help their kids get on the path to college. She is also an avid hiker and kayaker who travels to a beach anytime she can.

Leadership

Jill Rogier

Executive Director

Jill Rogier loves that online education gives students the opportunity to learn how they learn best, and at their own pace. As an experienced leader and educator in online learning, Jill brings passion for our vision and love for our students.  In her spare time, Jill is an avid globe-trotter having traveled to 10 countries including her two favorite trips of all time, China and Italy.

 

Leadership

Advisors

Michael Horn

Advisor

Michael Horn speaks and writes about the future of education and works with a portfolio of education organizations to improve the life of each and every student. He co-founded the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, a non-profit think tank where he is a distinguished fellow; and serves as the Chief Strategy Officer for Entangled Ventures, an education technology studio. When he is not reinventing education, he is trying to keep up with his twin girls.

 

Advisors

John Bailey

Advisor

John Bailey serves as an advisor to entrepreneurs, investors, and government leaders to help them navigate emerging issues presented by globalization and disruptive technologies. He is a Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Fellow, a Walton Family Foundation Fellow, and served as a senior program officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. John is on the board of directors for the Data Quality Campaign and previously served as a domestic policy advisor in the White House, Deputy Policy Director to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and Director of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education. Though he is a master strategist, his Bernese Mountain Dog, Bentley, runs his house.

Advisors

John Watson

Advisor

John Watson is founder of the Evergreen Education Group, which focuses on digital education research and advising and has been studying the K12 online and blended learning field for 18 years. Evergreen has conducted research for, and advised, school districts, NGOs, foundations, companies, state agencies, and charter school commissions.

Advisors

Teachers

Elective

Jason Reisenfeld

Physical Education

What do you like most about teaching?
To be able to connect with others and shape the future of our world while doing it.

What is something interesting about you?
I have a twin brother.

Teachers

John Baker

John Baker

Fitness Fundamentals

What do you like most about teaching?
I enjoy working with students/parents and building lifelong relationships. As a teacher, every day is a new and exciting day. The best thing I enjoy about teaching is seeing students achieve their goals and celebrating their accomplishments.

What is something interesting about you?
The year my wife and I got married we invited President Bill and first lady Hillary Clinton to our wedding. President Clinton did respond back but was unfortunately unable to attend our wedding. We still have the letter and envelope President Clinton sent us framed in our living room.

Teachers

Rachel Bodine Wurmlinger

Elective Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
I love encouraging and empowering my students to always work hard, do their best, strive for success, and reach their goals. The most interesting aspects of Leadership and Entrepreneurship class are learning about the different types of leadership qualities and styles and how we can apply them to become great leaders and entrepreneurs. It is actually quite easy to learn how to be a great leader.

What is something interesting about you?
My high school basketball team won the ND state championship and I was named to the all-state basketball team.

Teachers

Shawn Wigg

Elective Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
I like creating “lightbulb moments” for students. Helping students think critically through a situation, solve various problems and provide a platform to express themselves is an extremely rewarding experience.

What is something interesting about you?
I am a huge Disney-Addict. I have been on over 23 Disney Cruises and have visited the parks over 500+ times.

Teachers

Vicki Quinn

Elective Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
I love learning about and from my students who are some of the most passionate, interesting, and inspirational people I’ve ever met. I feel lucky to be a teacher.

What is something interesting about you?
Students often ask about my greatest adventures. At the age of 22, I packed up my car and moved to Seattle to find a job, even though I had never been there. I spent a week camping and rafting Level V

Teachers

English

Colae Green

English Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
I love being able to help students connect to a concept and make it their own. My favorite aspect of teaching is learning along with my students and sharing ideas as we experience great literature and writing together!

What is something interesting about you?
Not many people get to say their favorite color became their last name, but I do because my favorite color has always been green!

Teachers

Diane Roan

Diane Roan

English Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
It’s great to make personal connections with students and learn about their interests and passions! It’s also invigorating when students apply ideas and concepts to the real world, to problem-solving and to be creative in ways that matter to them.

What is something interesting about you?
I studied theater in London, in the United Kingdom for a year after college, which was an amazing experience. I am often with my little dog Izze who loves the dog park and is quite adventurous.

Teachers

Kathleen Hofmaier

English Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
I get to experience the happiness of making a difference every day. Studying literature feeds our souls and the timeless themes of great works almost always resonate with the reader. The human condition remains fundamentally the same today as it was across the centuries, and there is a sense of comfort in reading the travails and joys of characters who share our same struggles.

What is something interesting about you?
I am an identical twin.

 

Teachers

Kimberly Heywood

English Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
I love showing students that writing really is a life skill, and something that they can apply in their daily life.

What is something interesting about you?
I have twins! At one point I had three children three and under!

Teachers

Renee Gurley

Renee Gurley

English

What do you like most about teaching?
The students and the subject…I LOVE WRITING!

What is something interesting about you?
I lived in South America for five years.

Teachers

Samantha Manering

English Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
I like interacting with students and seeing their individual growth and progress. I am certified in multiple content areas and I like looking at the connection between two subjects. I like analyzing history for patterns as well as the social and historical reflections that can be found in literature.

What is something interesting about you?
Up until very recently, my family owned and operated the oldest restaurant in Chicago since 1881.

 

Teachers

Warren Eallonardo

English Teacher

What do you like most about your role?
I think it has got to be those “a-ha moments” that we hear so much about. Having a front row seat for someone making an intellectual discovery is still a thrill for me, even after all these years.

What is something interesting about you?
I was originally going to be a history teacher because my favorites in middle school and high school each taught history. Then, at the urging of my father, I was going to be a business major. However, I was terribly bored by each of those pursuits in college. Only when I found English did I start to succeed and hit my stride. I think that the lesson in there is to cut your own path by following your own talents and passions– not someone else’s. That lesson took me the better part of 2 years to learn.

Teachers

Math

Alison Hernandez

Lead Math Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
I enjoy seeing the growth of my students over the course of a school year. It goes beyond just teaching the math-it is about making a personal connection with my students.

What is something interesting about you?
On my bucket list is to be a contestant on a game show. Growing up, I always watched game shows with my grandmother and parents. I auditioned for College Jeopardy at Sony Pictures Studio in California where they film the show!

Teachers

Becky Quigley

Math Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
I enjoy making math accessible to all students and helping them find the beauty in mathematics.

What is something interesting about you?
I don’t know if I’d call it interesting, but it’s rare to find me without a math book in my possession. My current book is “Weapons of Math Destruction”. I also have a math journal that I keep handy just in case I see a real-world math problem in action.

Teachers

Brian Austin

Math Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
I love the freedom of creativity – how the teacher in any class presents the course material greatly affects how the students learn! A teacher can be monotonous and disinterested, or the teacher can be engaging, fun and creative. The same material presented by a great teacher can really make an impact. I also love being able to make a positive impact on people’s lives, explaining or clarifying a concept they may not understand and helping them reach their goals. 

What is something interesting about you?
I am still a kid at heart – and always will be. I still love skateboarding, cliff jumping and anything adventurous!

Teachers

Carolee Heidenreich

Math Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
I really enjoy math and I love helping students understand it because when they do, they enjoy it too. I like how math can relate to pretty much everything in our daily lives and solutions can be found in more than just one way.

What is something interesting about you?
I was a competitive jump-roper for 8 years!

Teachers

CJ Raidy

Algebra 1 Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
I love connecting algebra topics to problems we face daily and seeing the students get “a-ha” moments of understanding because math and logic can apply to every content area.

What is something interesting about you?
I was a track and field athlete at ASU. During my time competing, I won the Pac-10 title in the discus throw in 2010 and 8th place at the NCAA, earning All-American honors.

 

Teachers

Erin Morrison

Math Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
Seeing that moment when a student is confident in their knowledge and feels empowered to chase the next goal or dream!!

What is something interesting about you?
I read way too much!! If my family didn’t see a book in my hand when I’m not teaching they would think I was sick. I love basketball and embarrass my kids at every game I attend yelling and cheering.

Teachers

Melanie Choate

Math Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
Interacting with students. They inspire me with their energy and ideas.

What is something interesting about you?
I didn’t always want to be a teacher. I was originally an architecture major and worked for a roofing contractor for 10 years before I went into teaching. I still love art and architecture and I visit local architectural icons whenever I can. 

Teachers

Miranda Rhoades

Math Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
Being able to assist and witness student growth is what I enjoy most about teaching. Learning is a process, with a goal of student growth. Whether it takes a day or weeks to master a topic, the successful outcome is worth the effort. I enjoy guiding and supporting students through their learning process and helping them develop skills for life long learning.

What is something interesting about you?
I was born in Alaska. I remember times in school where recess would be canceled because it was too cold to go outside. Also, there were times I was stuck on my school bus because a moose was at our drop off area and it was not safe to exit. A little different than what most Arizona students experience.

Teachers

Travis Epperson

Math Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
The AHA moment after the struggle.

What is something interesting about you?
I coach high school football.

Teachers

Science

Annabel Davey

Science Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
Building relationships with students, and instilling a love of science and science can explain everything! 

What is something interesting about you?
That I was the (unlikely) prom queen at my high school

Teachers

April Neudenberger

Science Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
I enjoy inspiring a new generation of young adults to pursue STEM-related fields. Chemistry is fascinating because it is considered the central science. Without it, we could not ask the question, “What are the constituents of matter?” Mathematical properties describe how atoms react together and interactions between atoms are mechanical, which closely relates to physics and all other fields of science.

What is something interesting about you?
I was born in Anchorage, Alaska. Traveling is one of my passions, and I have been to every state in the U.S., except Hawaii. I traveled to over 20 countries. It is my mission to expand my mind each day because I love to learn new things.

 

Teachers

Brenda Skoczelas

Science Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
Sharing my passion and love for science with my students. I have the awesome opportunity to help them understand how the Universe works!

What is something interesting about you?
I have raced motorcycles!

Teachers

Bryce Wolcott

Science Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
Challenging students to do things they thought they couldn’t.

What is something interesting about you?
I’ve published research articles on the biomechanics of intertidal organisms beneath ocean waves.

 

Teachers

Cassy Sandoval

Cassy Sandoval

Science Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
I love working with my students to better understand science and build their knowledge. When a student grasps a concept, it is awesome to see their love for science and learning grow!

What is something interesting about you?
I am passionate about Disney and visit the parks in California every year!

What do you like most about your role?
My role as a science teacher allows me to introduce the different facets of the subject and ultimately broaden the learning of more students.

Teachers

Kendra Radnich

Science Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
Connecting with students and being creative.

What is something interesting about you?
I have a parrot and I’ve had 4 knee surgeries.

Teachers

Lee Ott

Science Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?  
I enjoy watching as the students finally understand the material after weeks of hard work. To watch the student go from frustration to mastery is something that makes me smile every time.

What is something interesting about you?
In 2018, I finished the Dopey Challenge at Disney World. The challenge consisted of a 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and full marathon on consecutive days. Altogether, I have done 2 marathons and 4 half-marathons.

Teachers

Lizette Daniel

Science Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
I love working with students and engaging them in the fun of science. It is a joy to see the love of science and exploration spark in a student.

What is something interesting about you?
Something interesting about me is that I like to make jewelry in my free time.

Teachers

Rhonda Schulters

Science Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
I really enjoy sharing my love and passion for the sciences. I love creating an environment where my students and I work together to connect scientific concepts to everyday events in their personal lives. I look forward to hearing their ideas and developing projects based on their interests. My desire at the end of each semester is that 100% of my students will have a new or growing appreciation for the Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) field.

What is something interesting about you?
I was born in Guyana, the only English speaking country in South America. It is often thought of as a Caribbean Island. 

Teachers

Sara Howell

Science Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
Students are the best part of teaching – their unique personalities make my job fun!

What is something interesting about you?
I’m a former marathon and ultra-marathon runner, with my longest run coming in at 67mi. Unfortunately, my knees no longer cooperate and allow me to run, but it was great fun when I was younger!

Teachers

Stephen Huston

Science Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
Helping students reach their goals

What is something interesting about you?
I love all things active and outdoors from swimming, golfing, and mountain biking and camping to skiing or ice skating on a frozen lake.

Teachers

Tomas Navarro

Biology / Forensics Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
What I am looking for most in students is that “a-ha” moment, when whatever concept they are working on or trying to understand, just clicks. The most interesting aspect of my content area is that every year, new species are being found and discovered. You would think in this day and age, we would have found everything. Also, modern humans have now had 100,000 years added to our emergence as a species.

What is something interesting about you?
I can play the flute, I once competed competitively in Crossfit, and I was a three-time Arizona State High School champion in track and field (shot put, discus). I also competed at Arizona State University in track and field in college with my sister CJ Raidy, who also teaches at ASU Prep Digital. I taught her everything she knows.

 

Teachers

Social Studies / Social Sciences

Emily Hubbard Velez

History Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
I love learning! Teaching allows me to be constantly learning, in my content, from my students, and while I study for my content and my students. My favorite thing is hearing my students discuss intelligently and passionately on a topic they were only vaguely familiar with a few weeks ago.

What is something interesting about you?
I love to make lists, just so I can cross things off of them!

Teachers

Jim Jaeger

History Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
I love working with students to help them make connections across historical time periods that will allow the students to make sense of the world we live in.

What is something interesting about you?
I met my future wife on a blind date and we were married on Halloween. (Wisconsin always had a teacher’s convention on Halloween so we had a long weekend.) 

Teachers

Lindsay Carr

Psychology Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
My favorite part of teaching is seeing students apply the material to better understand themselves and others while improving their life and community.

What is something interesting about you?
I am passionate about applying research in health psychology to promote healthy behavior!

 

Teachers

Shannon Moberly

History Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
Teaching is incredibly rewarding. I love getting to know my students and watching them grow and learn as individuals. Learning about history is important because it teaches us valuable lessons and allows students to engage in thoughtful discussions with their peers about past and current events. My favorite thing to teach students is the why behind major events and the lasting impact.

What is something interesting about you?
I am a triplet! 

Teachers

World Languages

Ashley Crane

World Languages Teacher – German

What do you like most about teaching?
When students tell me that learning German is fun and interesting!

What is something interesting about you?
I taught English in Austria and traveled throughout most of western Europe.

Teachers

Chary-Sy Copeland

World Languages & Electives Teacher – Spanish

What do you like most about your role?
I love that I get to share my love of the Spanish language and the culture of Spanish speaking people with others so that they may be of service to self and others.

What is something interesting about you?
I was born with six fingers on each hand!

Teachers

Emmy Smith Ready

World Languages Teacher – Spanish

What do you like most about teaching?
I love how teaching Spanish is not just about verb drills. I like helping students understand the rich culture of the Spanish-speaking world and opening their eyes to a culture that exists both far away in other countries and right next door in the U.S.

What is something interesting about you?
I also speak Catalan, Italian, and can read Portuguese.

Teachers

Irina Ebert

World Languages Teacher – German / Latin

What do you like most about teaching?
I genuinely believe that teaching is a process of self-growth through the privilege of guiding others – and that’s what I like the most about teaching!

What is something interesting about you?
I learned cross-country skiing in Russia and down-hill skiing in the French Alps.

 

Teachers

Joe Rockelmann

Joe Rockelmann

All levels of German

What do you like most about teaching?
The interaction with students.

What is something interesting about you?
I grew up in Berlin, Germany.

Teachers

Priscilla Chastain

World Languages Teacher – French

What do you like most about teaching?
I enjoy working with students from all over the country and world. I had great teachers who helped me grow and experience so many things.  I hope that I can inspire students and help them to reach their full potential as my teachers did for me. 

What is something interesting about you?
In addition to teaching History, I also teach French.  I have always loved the language!  I like to travel in general, but I go to France as often as I possibly can. During one visit, I stayed in an old castle that’s in the town where my ancestors lived. 

Teachers

Raja Habbal

World Languages Teacher

What do you like most about teaching?
Teaching is not a job or a career to me, It is heritage and a vocation as I am a third-generation language teacher. I enjoy seeing the progress of each student as they start with a little knowledge and learn a little more every day. I love contributing to their fulfillment and I especially love learning from them every day. 

What is something interesting about you? 
I was literally born in a school in Africa. We use to live in a house within the school where my father was the principal in a remote rural area. My Mother did not have the time to make it to the hospital! Also, I have been Arab women of the year in Quebec Canada for my contribution to the Canadian society in the Associative and community category.

Teachers

Ren Du

World Languages Teacher – Mandarin

What do you like most about teaching?
Watching my students improve and grow, and growing with them.

What is something interesting about you?
I’ve lived on three different continents, and have taught students from over 15 countries.

Teachers

Stacey Epperson

World Languages Teacher – Spanish

What do you like most about teaching?
Helping students see the value in knowing more than one language. I love grammar because it’s like figuring out a puzzle.

What is something interesting about you?
My favorite food is chocolate.

 

Teachers

Administrative Staff

Betsy Fowler

Director of Curriculum & Instruction

Betsy Fowler has been part of the ASU Prep since 2012 and is passionate about creating new educational models. What she loves about ASU Prep Digital is that our course platform and teachers can serve learners anytime, anywhere. For fun, Betsy loves to run in sunny Tempe, Arizona, where she lives just a few minutes from the ASU main campus with her family. She is a proud ASU alum.

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Jamie Moran

Director of Operations

What do you like most about your role? Helping kids be successful. It’s measured differently with every kid, sometimes it’s about getting an A in the class, and sometimes it’s just completing the course so they can graduate. Helping every student see that they have a gift and encouraging them to keep on moving forward when it’s not fun or easy is what I love about teaching. What is something interesting about you? I sky-dived into the football stadium for the Sarasota High School homecoming.

 

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Kate Castleman

Admissions Advisor

What do you like most about your role? I love sharing what ASU Prep Digital can offer students and families. It’s fun to know where our students are coming from and what lead them to online education. Every student has a different story and I enjoying learning about each of them.  What is something interesting about you? When our family moved homes in 2014 we were featured on an episode of HGTV’s House Hunters. It was a fun experience and a great keepsake to watch now that my boys have grown a bit since the filming.

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Katie Bacon

Admissions Advisor

What do you like most about your role? I love to see students excited about learning and to witness the academic and social growth that takes place throughout the year.

What is something interesting about you? Our family lived overseas for 3 years and were fortunate to learn a second language. We lived in Ireland and then we were moved to Sicily. My oldest daughter is still fluent in Italian even though this overseas assignment was 15 years ago.

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Kay Johnson

Kay Johnson

Director of Strategic Communication

What do you like most about your role? My role is to build and strengthen relationships by helping others define and articulate ideas, purpose, and vision. It doesn’t get better than that.

What is something interesting about you? Married to a musician. Love to travel. Drive a little red Mini. Proud mom of two grown sons. Speak (ok) Dutch and (bad) Spanish. Have a Doxy named Shorty. Love to cook, entertain, and hike in the mountains…but I live in Florida. I know. Go figure.

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Kerri McMillen

Kerri McMillen

Instructional Manager

What do you like most about teaching? I have a passion for teaching because I enjoy making a difference and inspiring a love of history, especially the moment when a student says, “Hey, I get it.” I love challenging students to think outside of their comfort zones to become innovative thinkers. I love pretty much everything about U.S. history, but I really enjoy teaching students about WWI, WWII and 1950s-1970s because it’s often a high interest area for students and results in great discussion.

What is something interesting about you? I have a double-jointed thumb which is pretty unique because I can bend it all the way back to my hand.

 

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Leslie Easton

Blended Learning Coordinator

What do you like most about your role? The students.

What is something interesting about you? I really love llamas and alpacas. I think they are adorable and I love the fact that they dance when they are happy. It is my hope that one day I can go to Peru and dance around in a field of happy llamas.

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Lisa Edgar

Director of Partnerships-Southeast

What do you like most about your role? Getting to know kids and what makes them tick. Finding ways to connect their passions with their education and helping them to fall in love with learning so they can experience it as a vehicle to a happy, full life.

What is something interesting about you? I have an identical twin sister who also works for ASU!

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Michael Kasper

Director of Academics

Mike has been at the forefront of online education in Arizona for nearly ten years, having served as an administrator and teacher within curriculum, instruction, and assessment roles. He is dedicated to strategy and implementation of non-traditional models of education so that all learners can thrive. In his spare time, Mike can be found volunteering within the ASU Community and spending time with his family.

 

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Stephanie Bulgrin

Blended Learning Specialist

What do you like most about your role? I love that students have an opportunity to learn at their own pace through blended learning and that I get to play a role as the Blended Learning Specialist in helping face-to-face facilitators and online teachers create an environment where students can thrive. What is something interesting about you? I am a total animal lover with cats being my favorite. Recently, I saved an injured stray cat, took him into my home, and made him my house cat even though I am extremely allergic to cats.

 

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Tracy Hansen

Tracy Hansen

Admissions Advisor Manager

What do you like most about your role? I enjoy learning the stories of our students and families who are interested in ASU Prep Digital and offering a solution that meets their individual needs. The most interesting thing for me is that I am often the first point of contact when students and families show interest in our school. I love talking about what our program has to offer and how it prepares students for college and beyond. What is something interesting about you? I once worked in entertainment at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

 

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Learning Success Coaches

Anabel Fernandez

Learning Success Coach

What do you like most about your role? There are many reasons why I love being an learning success coach. One being getting to talk to parents and students. Learning about them and their plans for continuing education. It’s absolutely gratifying to know that these young, bright and independent students are our future.  What is something interesting about you? I graduated from Arizona State University (Go Sun Devils!!!) with a degree in education and have had the opportunity to teach 5th grade.

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Karen Sanderson

Learning Success Coach

What do you like most about your role? I love teaching because I get to motivate students to love learning! What is something interesting about you? I was in show choir in high school and President of the Ohio State University’s Women’s Glee Club.

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Kelly Parsons

Learning Success Coach

What do you like most about your role? I love working with students and creating relationships that help facilitate their learning and guides them towards their goals and life adventures. What is something interesting about you? I played college basketball at the University of Portland then coached high school girls basketball and softball for many years.

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Krista Scott

Krista John

Learning Success Coach

What do you like most about your role? As an LSC, I truly get to focus on what is best for each student and work with them on an individual basis. I love that I get to connect with students every day and help guide them as they develop skills for success now and in their futures.  What is something interesting about you? Something interesting about me is that I have 5 year old twins, Logan and Isabella, and I decided that I would start traveling with them when they were very young. Their first trip was at 4 months old, and their first trip overseas was at 10 months old! They have been on over 30 flights in 5 years, with many more to come!

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Kristen Rund

Learning Success Coach

What do you like most about your role? I love being part of a student’s journey through their education. I can be a cheerleader for their accomplishments and a supportive guide when the road gets tough. I enjoy connecting with each student to help them on this path and learn about their hobbies/interest as well as their hopes and fears. I can then help them develop and grow their ideas and goals along the way. What is something interesting about you? I am an avid Disneyland fan. I have been to Disneyland over 15 times, but I have yet to travel to Disney World!

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May Huang

Lead Learning Success Coach

What do you love about your role? This role affords me the opportunity to learn who my students are as people. I get a glimpse into what their stories, struggles, and hopes are. I most enjoy helping students learn about themselves and grow into who they want to be. What is an interesting fact about you? I love to cook, bake, sew, and be creative. It’s my dream to one day teach a Home Economics class.

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Michelle Conner

Learning Success Coach

What do you like most about your role? I absolutely love working with students and getting to know what they are passionate about. It is so rewarding to help students become independent thinkers and to witness them reach their goals. What is something interesting about you? I was born and raised in Arizona and grew up just a few miles from the Arizona State University – Tempe campus!

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University Professors

Dr. Michael E. Smith

Professor of Archaeology

Dr. Smith is a professor of archaeology at the School of Human Evolution & Social Change. He is currently the director of the ASU Teotihuacan Research Laboratory in Mexico and has led excavation projects at numerous Aztec sites. He has published 11 books and more than 100 articles on his research. One of his books, At Home With the Aztecs: An Archaeologist Uncovers Their Daily Life (2016), won the Best Popular Book Award from the Society for American Archaeology. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and his ASU honors include the 2017 Zebulon Pearce Distinguished Teaching Award and the 2014 Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award. 

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Dr. Michael Rubinoff

Dr. Michael Rubinoff

Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies

As a lecturer of leadership and interdisciplinary studies, Dr. Michael Rubinoff is an American historian in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts. Since joining the ASU faculty in 1997, he has taught dozens of online classes. Dr. Rubinoff sees American history as “a dramatic story; a nation made up from many cultures, peoples and countless individuals.” In his view, “American history can inspire as well as challenge us about sorting facts from fiction as we explore the nation’s past.” Previously, Dr. Rubinoff resided in Washington, D.C., where he interviewed many of the key figures who shaped recent American history. He also worked in administrative and writing capacities with Washington research organizations, and then was appointed deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Commerce. Dr. Rubinoff has been published widely in academic journals, books, reference works and newspapers.

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Hannah Creviston

Hannah Creviston

Clinical Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy

Described as “impressive and expressive” (Fanfare Magazine) and “superb…[with] great dexterity, rhythm, and touch” (American Record Guide), Hannah Creviston is the clinical assistant professor of Piano Pedagogy, director of the Music Prep Program and coordinator of Class Piano at Arizona State University. She actively works as a researcher and presenter on the effects of music on children with autism. Prior to joining the ASU faculty in the fall of 2012, Creviston was on the faculty at the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam. An avid performer of contemporary music, Creviston has premiered many compositions, both solo and collaborative. As an accompanist, she has performed in festivals and competitions around the world, and she performs regularly in a duo with her husband, saxophonist Christopher Creviston. Together, they have recorded Snell Sessions and Columbia Sessions, both on the Albany Records label, and Sunday Afternoon and Breaking available through CD Baby. 

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Mary Erickson

Mary Erickson

School of Art

Mary Erickson earned her BFA from the University of Illinois and her MA and PhD from Ohio State University. She taught art in high school in Indiana and at a community college in Illinois. After teaching at a small university in Pennsylvania, she became a full-time professor at the School of Art in Arizona State University in 1990. She was U.S. Art Educator of the Year and served one year as visiting scholar at the Getty Institute in California. She is the author of numerous research studies focused primarily on how people of different ages and backgrounds understand and appreciate art both from their own and others’ cultures. She is currently collaborating with museum educators from five art museums in the Phoenix area to design interactive games for museum visitors. Her website is CreatingMeaninginArt.net.

Professors

Top 10 in the world business management
Ahead of Stanford, MIT and UC Berkeley
- Shanghai Ranking, Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2018
A top world university - Center for World University Rankings
#1 choice of international students - Institute of International Education, 2018
Top 10 in the U.S. for Silicon Valley hires
Ahead of Cornell, MIT and UCLA
- Quartz Media, 2017
#4 ASU Online programs among nation’s best - U.S. News & World Report, 2018
#5 in the nation for producing the best-qualified graduates - The Wall Street Journal
#2 online undergraduate degree program in the nation - U.S. News & World Report, 2019
‘Best Bang for Tuition Buck’ - Princeton Review, 2018
Top 1 percent of world’s most prestigious universities - Times Higher Education, 2018
#1 in U.S. for innovation
ASU Ahead of Stanford and MIT
- U.S. News & World Report 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019