Eric Kemp is originally from Connecticut and later moved to Maryland where he earned Bachelor Degrees in Social Sciences and History at Towson University. After moving to Arizona he earned Master’s Degrees in Curriculum & Instructional and Educational Leadership from Arizona State University. He is currently in a doctoral studies program.
Eric Kemp has twenty seven years of experience as an educator. He began his teaching career in 1993 with Harford County Public Schools in Maryland. After moving to Arizona in 1996 he taught in the Tempe Union High School District before becoming a principal for Phoenix Union High School District. After ten years as an assistant principal he is entering his fourth year as a high school principal. Eric is married and has two school aged children.
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Lisa Norwood is a California native and has called Phoenix home since 2006 along with her three grown sons and five beautiful grandchildren. Throughout her 21-year educational career, Lisa has served in various roles from classroom teacher, interventionist, staff development coach, and now entering her 8th year as principal of Solano Elementary School in the Osborn School District. Lisa will also join the staff of ASU as an Academic Associate, teaching two classes this year.
Lisa holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Management) degree from Henderson State University in Arkansas and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from ASU. In her free time, Lisa volunteers in the community and is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., where she serves as chairperson for the mentoring program geared towards high school girls.
As Michaela Chatman embarks on her 17th year as an educator, she often reflects on the powerful Black teachers who have shaped who she is as an educator today. Starting with the lessons learned at home from her first teacher, her mom, to the lessons learned from impactful and dynamic teachers like Mrs. Ethel Fisher and Mr. Eugene Stewart. Carrying the torch from the fire lit in her by the people that influenced her, Michaela makes sure to support her students with genuine encouragement while maintaining high standards and expectations as her community did with her. Michaela is an active member of her school community and participates in a variety of leadership roles such as co-facilitating 7th/8th Grade ELA District Curriculum Team, facilitating Teaching Struggling Readers cohort, and as an active member of Phoenix Elementary Teachers Association . To each position, Michaela brings high energy, focus and an insistent tenacity to getting the job done. In her free time, Michaela loves to dance to soulful House Music, hike, and cycle, yet she still struggles with learning how to skateboard.