K–5 Assistant Principal
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Having also previously taught and created curriculum for multiple colleges and universities, Dr. Abrams notably worked as a Clinical Professor and Site Administrator for ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College for over eight years. In these roles, Dr. Abrams created and taught courses related to teacher development, subject matter content areas, while also coaching, evaluating and supporting senior year students completing year-long field experience student teaching as part of the iTeachAZ program in various Arizona school districts.
Additionally, Dr. Abrams had the honor of serving in all developmental roles to start-up and open a fully accredited online K-12 school in the state of Arizona. In addition to being the founder and principal of the school, Dr. Abrams simultaneously served as the Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Federal Programs, leading many innovative and exceptional student-centered advocacies in a school district here in Arizona.
Dr. Abrams initially started with ASU Prep Digital as one of the Digital High School Principals and transitioned into the proud Digital Middle School Principal over a year ago.
Dr. Abrams loves to help others learn but is always learning herself! She has earned undergraduate degrees in merchandising and sociology, three master’s degrees (elementary education with teacher certification, educational leadership with principal certification and sociology). Additionally, Dr. Abrams spent two years as a second language learner herself pursuing a diploma in Spanish as an exchange student in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
Dr. Abrams completed her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Innovation here at ASU, dedicating her action research to a deeper examination of the social sciences in education, focusing specifically on building professional identity through personalized learning experiences with an emphasis on how high-quality educational experiences impact achievement.
Originally from South Louisiana, Dr. Abrams loves to be around happy people and laugh as much as possible. She currently lives in Arizona, in the Carefree Foothills area with her husband, 13-year-old theater-obsessed daughter and LOTS of pets!
9–12 Assistant Principal
Principal, ASU Prep Global
ASU Vice President of Educational Outreach | Managing Director of ASU Prep
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Administrative Officer
Personal things: Leah just sent her son, Isaac to NAU, so now her partner Steve and bonus daught Gabby have all 3 dogs to themselves (dogs are Scrappy, Eden and Gigi) For hobbies Leah looking forward to more free time to read, bake, home projects, crafts, hike and learn this new job.
Head of Schools, Digital
Deputy Head of Schools
Betsy has worked with ASU’s K-12 charter network since 2012. Her leadership focused on a turnaround school in downtown Phoenix and a nationally recognized K-8 STEM academy. In 2016, she helped launch the first blended learning program in the network. Now serving as Executive Director of Special Projects, Betsy leads efforts harness university assets to build effective K12 learning models.
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Partnership Officer
Chief of Staff
I have worked for a Superintendent of Public Instruction, a Governor, and ran a consulting business for 15 years. The bulk of my consulting was in the area of education innovation and funding.
When I’m not geeking out on education policy, I love to hike, travel, spent time with family, and find new restaurants. I am also known to be a bit obsessed with Sun Devil athletics. I am thrilled to be on the ASU Prep team!
ASU Vice President of Educational Outreach | Senior Advisor for ASU Prep
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.
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.
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.
Executive Director of Student Advisement
May is entering her 13th year in education. She has taught students K-12 in both virtual and brick-and-mortar settings. In her current role, she leverages her background in counseling and online education to ensure that every student receives care and support in the digital learning community. She is always looking for ways to innovate and create meaningful experiences for students, whether that’s through senior events or talent shows. May loves thrifting, cooking/baking, obsessing over her fiddle leaf fig, and being an aunt to her 7 nieces and nephews. She currently resides in Chicago, IL with her husband.
Executive Director of Digital Academics
Mike has been at the forefront of online education in Arizona for nearly fifteen 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.
Executive Director of Digital Academics
Dr. Laura Maloney envisions a world with no educational boundaries for students of any age. To this end, she has dedicated her career to breaking down barriers for all students in both K-12 and higher education. Dr. Maloney has served in instructional and administrative roles for public education, both in brick-and-mortar and virtual settings for grades 6-12. As a principal, she led initiatives to secure and support partnerships with districts to create blended learning communities and virtual learning labs. Dr. Maloney earned her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership; her doctoral research focused on blended learning. Fun fact: She lives in the Florida Keys with her husband, Tim, and rescued Sharpei, Largo.