About Our Co-Presenters

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Dr. Ashley Cross 

Ashley Cross is the Director of Technology at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School, host of international learning event Miami Device.  Her research interests include K-12 Makerspaces, computational thinking, and women in STEM.  Cross is a Google Certified Innovator as well as a STAR Discovery Educator.  She has served on multiple conference advisory boards and organizational committees, focusing on curriculum design and learning technology integration. Visit her website at

Liz Leff 

Liz is a teacher of 4 year olds at the Elisabeth Morrow School. Veteran of early childhood who believes in the value of 3 dimensional, open ended, experiential activities.


Liz Beck

Originally from Montreal, Canada, Liz Beck is an art therapist turned web designer and ed tech enthusiast. A deep believer in the power of the creative process to facilitate learning, she oversees Hamlin’s maker spaces as well as the K-8 making and digital citizenship curriculum. She teaches the Grade 7-8 Design Elective and works with the Hamlin community to ensure the successful use of online classrooms. Liz is also a member of the 2016/2017 ATLIS ECATD program

Tatyana Griffin 

Tatyana is the Director of Educational Technology at The College Preparatory School in Oakland, CA. Connect with her on twitter – @tatyanakgriffin

Leigh Northrup

Leigh is Dean of Innovation & Technology at Cannon School in Concord, NC. Connect with him on twitter – @leighnorthrup