Megan Epley, Founder and CEO
Throughout Megan's personal and professional life, art has always been the foundational element. After receiving her degree in art history from Arizona State University, she began teaching art part-time, while also working at the Phoenix Boys Choir as the marketing and development associate. After eventually becoming a full-time reading & math intervention teacher, Megan began recognizing that the schools were missing a crucial developmental element to success, creativity. She began integrating art with her intervention groups and her students' test scores began increasing dramatically. Thus the idea for stARTem was born.
Kelly Iverson, Teacher
Kelly is a recent graduate of Grand Canyon University, where she received her Bachelors of Science in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Work. Kelly had an immediate interest in teaching with stARTem, after being introduced to Megan through a connection in the Explore Teaching department at GCU.
Kelly firmly believes that teaching provides the resources and help that individuals need to succeed, and the creative approach of stARTem's curriculum puts just the right exploration lens to make it effective.
Savannah Corcoran, Teacher
After graduating from ASU with a degree in Psychology and Family Studies, Savannah completed a year of graduate school at Fuller Theological Seminary. Art has always been a form of expression in her personal life. Savannah is now thrilled to pass on that opportunity to each student that she teaches. She hopes to encourage each of her pupils in their creative abilities and form memories to last a lifetime.
Michelle Lindsay, Community Development Specialist
Michelle received her Bachelor's degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication. Originally from Minnesota, she has lived in Phoenix for more than a decade. Michelle has worked as a public relations professional for large non-profit and Fortune 500 companies. She believes in the power of stARTem to change the educational landscape in the Valley and eventually nationwide. Her passion to connect people and share their stories transpires in and out of the workplace.
Meredith Parise, Teacher
Bio coming soon!
Amy Winters, Curriculum Specialist
Amy graduated from Arizona State University in 2006 with her Bachelor's degree in Secondary English. After teaching middle school and high school for 8 years, Amy went back to ASU to earn her Master's in Educational Technology with an emphasis in Instructional Design. She believes that using art to connect students with STEM can have a profound impact on both the students and the teachers. Amy's favorite moments in the classroom were those in which students had the freedom to creatively express themselves and find their own voice - there is nothing more important.