Managing Director, ASU Prep | Vice President of ASU Educational Outreach
Chief Operating Officer, ASU Prep | Deputy Vice President of ASU Educational Outreach
Chief Administrative Officer
Personal things: Leah just sent her son, Isaac to NAU, so now her partner Steve and bonus daught Gabby have all 3 dogs to themselves (dogs are Scrappy, Eden and Gigi) For hobbies Leah looking forward to more free time to read, bake, home projects, crafts, hike and learn this new job.
Chief of Staff
I have worked for a Superintendent of Public Instruction, a Governor, and ran a consulting business for 15 years. The bulk of my consulting was in the area of education innovation and funding.
When I’m not geeking out on education policy, I love to hike, travel, spent time with family, and find new restaurants. I am also known to be a bit obsessed with Sun Devil athletics. I am thrilled to be on the ASU Prep team!
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Partnership Officer
Deputy Head of Schools
Head of Schools, Digital
Executive Director of Community Relations
Woods graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in April 2000 with a B.A. in Political Science, and a minor in African-American Studies. After college, Woods was a teaching assistant at ASU for three years. In May 2018, Woods earned a Master of Arts in Educational Policy from ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton College of Education.
Executive Director of Talent Management
Executive Director of Human Capital
Executive Director of Digital Operations
Immersion School Principals
Digital School Principals
K–5 Assistant Principal
When you're not working, what will we find you doing? Reading, shopping, traveling.
9–12 Assistant Principal
Having also previously taught and created curriculum for multiple colleges and universities, Dr. Abrams notably worked as a Clinical Professor and Site Administrator for ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College for over eight years. In these roles, Dr. Abrams created and taught courses related to teacher development, subject matter content areas, while also coaching, evaluating and supporting senior year students completing year-long field experience student teaching as part of the iTeachAZ program in various Arizona school districts.
Additionally, Dr. Abrams had the honor of serving in all developmental roles to start-up and open a fully accredited online K-12 school in the state of Arizona. In addition to being the founder and principal of the school, Dr. Abrams simultaneously served as the Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Federal Programs, leading many innovative and exceptional student-centered advocacies in a school district here in Arizona.
Dr. Abrams initially started with ASU Prep Digital as one of the Digital High School Principals and transitioned into the proud Digital Middle School Principal over a year ago.
Dr. Abrams loves to help others learn but is always learning herself! She has earned undergraduate degrees in merchandising and sociology, three master’s degrees (elementary education with teacher certification, educational leadership with principal certification and sociology). Additionally, Dr. Abrams spent two years as a second language learner herself pursuing a diploma in Spanish as an exchange student in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
Dr. Abrams completed her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Innovation here at ASU, dedicating her action research to a deeper examination of the social sciences in education, focusing specifically on building professional identity through personalized learning experiences with an emphasis on how high-quality educational experiences impact achievement.
Originally from South Louisiana, Dr. Abrams loves to be around happy people and laugh as much as possible. She currently lives in Arizona, in the Carefree Foothills area with her husband, 13-year-old theater-obsessed daughter and LOTS of pets!