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Meet the team

Learn a little about the wonderful team behind the IgnitED Labs

Leadership

Sean M. Leahy, Ph.D.

Sean M. Leahy, Ph.D.

Director, Technology Initiatives MLF Teachers College

Dr. Sean M. Leahy is an international technologist, futurist, and educator serving as the Director of Technology Initiatives within the Office of Scholarship and Innovation in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. He is the founding director of the IgnitED Labs, an innovative emerging technology laboratory at ASU. His scholarly focus is on the futures of educational technology, emerging technologies, and media production.

Cassandra Kellaris

Cassandra Kellaris

Technology Strategist

As a Design Strategist, Cassandra collaborates with education partners to empower them as designers as a means of tackling complex challenges they may face in their schools, communities, and related systems. Always a teacher at heart, Cassandra’s background is in environmental education, Expeditionary Learning, and STEM education. She has five years of classroom teaching experience, and four years of district-level leadership experience. Outside of work, she loves creating in the kitchen and hanging with her husband, son, and two rescued cattle dogs.

Educational Technology Champions

Ashlee Bishop

Ashlee Bishop

Educational Technology Champion Lead

Major: Digital Culture (B.A)

Ashlee's skills are focused in design and content creation. She specializes in Adobe Suite software, often leading the creation of the IgnitED Labs' multimedia content.

Sabrina Cervantes Villa

Sabrina Cervantes Villa

Educational Technology Champion Lead

Major: Human Systems Engineering (M.S.)

Sabrina's expertise is in the application of experimental research findings to various forms of educational technology and systems. She's applied these skills to the Lab's internal processes and documentation. She also creates video content for the Labs.

Jeffrey Derrick

Jeffrey Derrick

Educational Technology Champion

Major: Electrical Engineering (BSE)

Jeffrey's skills in the lab are focused primarily around presentation and engagement. Within the lab, he works on document creation and engages with EDT students to talk about the lab's offerings.

Ashley Goernitz

Ashley Goernitz

Educational Technology Champion Lead

Major: Computer Science (M.C.S)

Ashley's skills are focused in techology and computer programming. She has used these skills to help support visitor understanding of technology through video creation.

Miguel Melo

Miguel Melo

Educational Technology Champion

Major: Applied Computing (B.S)

Miguel's skills are mainly oriented towards video-editing and document creation. Within the Labs, these skills are used for the creation of guides and tutorials on various technologies found in the Lab.