Meet your 2020-2021 Program Representatives!
EPE Program Representative – Michelle Capriotti
Michelle Morales-Capriotti is a second-year doctoral student in the Education Policy and Evaluation (EPE) program. Her research interests are in special education specifically in the area of autism and teacher retention. Prior to starting her doctorate, Michelle taught for twenty years in Arizona in grades 5-12 for both the Chandler and Gilbert Unified School Districts. She is actively engaged in many political arenas and has worked on numerous elections. She is a former Understood Teacher Fellow and was the National Education Association Global Learning Teaching Fellow in 2020. Michelle received her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University and her B.S. in Psychology from Saint Mary’s College. She also holds a post-bac degree in Special Education.
LLT Program Representative – Sae saem Yoon
Sae saem is a third year PhD student in the Learning, Literacies, and Technologies (LLT) program at Arizona State University. Prior to coming to the US, she taught English in Korea for 7 years. Sae saem is from Korea. She earned her Master’s in English language teaching at International Graduate School of English, and her B.A. in International Studies at Ewha Womans University. Her research interests include language, creativity, and bilingual education.
EDD Program Representative – Theresa Stager
Theresa Stager is a third-year doctoral student in the Leadership and Innovation program at ASU. Her research is focused around professional development, teacher efficacy, and performance assessment. She has served the TCDC in the past as an EdD representative and Social Media Co-Chair. She is currently working full time in her eighth year of school administration and fifth year as Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction at Saline High School in Saline, MI. She has served as a Co-Host and editor of PrincipalPLN and MASSP podcasts. Theresa co-authored “Breaking Out of Isolation: Becoming a Connected School Leader,” published by Corwin Press, and author for the Big Deal Book of Technology. She has been acknowledged in many books, podcasts, and articles. She earned her Bachelor of Education from Wayne State University (Detroit) in 2003 and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Michigan in 2007. She will earn her EdD from Arizona State University in 2022. More information can be found at PrincipalStager.com.