Teacher Education Institute

Advisory Boards

Strong partnerships are an important key to our programs success. The Teacher Education and Speech Language Pathology advisory boards include experts in the education industry as well as respected leaders at EMCC. What do they have in common? They’re all committed to your success. 

Teacher Education Advisory Board

  • Jan Amator, Executive Director, Westside Impact
  • Sarah Beal, ASU iTeach Coordinator
  • Tina Brechbiel, EMCC Future Teachers Club Past President
  • Mike Cagle, Principal, Liberty Elementary School District
  • Juana Ceja, Personnel Director, Liberty Elementary School District
  • Gerry Corcoran, Future Educators Coordinator, Arizona Department of Education
  • Clarissa Davis-Ragland, Division Chair for Occupational Education, EMCC
  • Landis Elliott, Director of Internship Placements,  EMCC
  • ​Dr. Clay Goodman, Vice President, Occupational Education, EMCC
  • Rachel Holmes, Education Faculty, EMCC
  • Laniray Pomeroy, former EMCC student and current K-12 teacher
  • Adam Schwartz, Vice-Principal, Agua Fria Union High School District
  • Leslie Standerfer, Principal, Buckeye Union High School District
  • Pete Turner, Education Faculty, EMCC
  • Heather Weber, Dean, Occupational Education, EMCC

Speech Language Pathology Advisory Board

  • Amy Heck, Program Director
  • Clay Goodman, Vice President Occupational Education
  • Kelly Ross, Speech Language Pathologist
  • Pete Turner, Education Professions Program, EMCC
  • Joanne Phillips, Previous Special Education Director, President/Consultant, Arizona Education Cadre, LLC
  • Miriam Podrazik, Director of Policy and Program Development, Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Rohno Geppert, Office of Special Licensing Manager, Department of Health Services Representative
  • Catherine Bacon, Clinical Associate Professor, Arizona State University
  • Julie Morris, Volunteer Parent, Raising Special Kids