Cassandra comes to ASU with five years of classroom teaching experience, as well as four years of leadership experience as a K-8 district science instructional specialist. As a Technology Strategist in the Office of Scholarship & Innovation, Cassandra applies her STEM education background to support educators and design education opportunities that reimagine what's possible for teaching and learning, leveraging technology to guide innovation with a humanized approach. Her pedagogical philosophy is also informed by her time as an outdoor environmental educator and Expeditionary Learning teacher.
She manages the BioSense Network, a DoD-funded project aimed at building and supporting a community of learners across Arizona in sense-making around biology concepts and biotechnological applications using both molecular visualizations and hands-on investigations. Cassandra brings her experience with inquiry-based teaching and learning to guide the program's training initiatives with high school students and teachers.
She has a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction with a STEM emphasis.
M.A. Education: Curriculum & Instruction with STEM Emphasis, Adams State University (in partnership with the Teachers College at Columbia University, NASA, and the U.S. Satellite Lab), 2018
B.A. Education, breadth in Environmental Studies, Prescott College, 2009