Lisa Strzepek, Instructional Coach
Lisa Strzepek is currently the Instructional Coach at Powell Bilingual Elementary, assisting the wonderful Powell staff through instructional support and professional development. Previously, Lisa was an Elementary Curriculum Specialist for DCPS in the Office of Teaching and Learning. She helped to lead the DCPS rollout of the Common Core State Standards in literacy, as well as helping to coordinate the development of supporting curricular documents and resources. Lisa also served as a district-level support resource for elementary literacy assessments, instructional programs, and professional development. Before joining DCPS, Lisa taught for twelve years in various states as an elementary classroom teacher, inclusion teacher, and Title I literacy intervention teacher. In addition, Lisa has supported graduate education students as an instructor through the University of Phoenix in the field of Curriculum and Instruction.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond, as well as a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Boston College’s Lynch School of Education.
Cassandra Davenport, Technology Instructional Coach
Cassandra Davenport works at Powell as the Technology Instructional Coach. For eight years, she taught 4th/5th grade as a multiple subject teacher, as well as 6-8th grades as a math, science and technology teacher in California. While serving as an 8th grade Algebra teacher, she became invested in technology integration as she helped initiate a 1-to-1 tech device program at her middle school in Santa Cruz. She was a member of the Technology Integration Cadre for Santa Cruz County Department of Education, where they explored best practices for integration. Ms. Davenport also holds a Google Certificate for Education and is a Microsoft Innovative Educator. As a native of Michigan, Ms. Davenport began her work with education through a Bachelors degree from Michigan State University and continued growing through work with the University of California Riverside. She is currently working on her Masters in Educational Technology with a focus in Classroom Technology Integration.
Sasha Stonehouse, Reading Interventionist & Data Coach