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| Meet The Staff

 

Jim Lee

Mr. Lee founded SmartSchools with the belief that every student can accomplish great things with dedication, guidance, hard work and caring support! His background is in finance, management, and education and he stays active in volunteering for causes he believes in.

Mr. Lee has 7 children and a wonderful wife that supports his vision to create the premier dropout recovery provider and to help create graduation success stories, one student at a time. He will continue to make improvements to the programs SmartSchools offers and strive to improve education for all students!

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Phone: 480.689.5999
E-mail: Jim@iwantmydiploma.com

 

Stephanie Munro

Stephanie Munro has worked in alternative education since 2007. With a Masters in Professional Counseling, Stephanie is a Licensed Counselor in Arizona. As the Executive Director, Stephanie oversees several groups within the organization. Stephanie is energized by providing support to staff members, who in turn get to be a part of life-changing success with the students we serve. Outside of the office, Stephanie enjoys spending time trying to keep up with her 4 young children. When she needs a break from that, she and her husband enjoy going to movies and traveling via cruises!

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Phone:
480-689-5999
E-mail: StephanieM@iwantmydiploma.com

 

Navarro Whitaker

Coming soon…

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Phone:
480-628-2152
E-mail: NavarroW@iwantmydiploma.com

 

Dr. David Reed

Dr. David Reed is currently Director of Instruction and College and Career Readiness. Dr. Reed earned a B.S. in Occupational Education from Southern Illinois University, a MEd from Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, also from ASU. Dr. Reed holds a teacher certificate in Arizona, Delaware, Ohio, and Tennessee with area of concentration in Career Technical Education, Business and Marketing, Cooperative Education, and Structured English Immersion. He also holds a principal certificate in Arizona and Delaware. For the past 20 years, Dr. Reed has specialized in the development of nontraditional education models for traditional public, charter public and private schools. He has also been instrumental in the development of blended and virtual education models for traditional, charter, and private secondary schools.

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Phone: 480-209-8368
E-mail: DavidR@iwantmydiploma.com

 

Jeremiah Lee

Jeremiah is the Controller for Graduation Solutions/Smart Schools. Since he started his internship with the company in the fall of 2015, Jeremiah has been with the company in many different facets. He currently serves as the head of finance and accounting for the company, but he also teaches social studies classes on the side. Jeremiah is in the process of becoming a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor's of Arts in Accounting and another Bachelor's of Arts in History from Nebraska Wesleyan University. He was born and raised in Arizona and he loves that he gets to be an instrument in helping his fellow Arizonans work towards graduating with their high school diplomas.


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Phone: 480-437-4008

E-mail: jeremiahl@iwantmydiploma.com

 

Carl Sharak

I have worked with SmartSchools since February, 2015. Prior to this I was a paramedic for 25 years with Rural Metro and the NY State Police Aviation unit. I taught at SUNY Upstate Medical Center as a paramedic instructor, I am a US Navy Veteran and musician, playing bass and keys with the worship team at Eastside Vineyard Church in Syacuse, NY. I attended Onondaga Community College, SUNY UMC and LeMoyne College. I am married to Kelly and have a 9 year old son, Jonathan.

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Phone:
480-584-7400
E-mail: carls@iwantmydiploma.com

 

Tedi Gonzalez

Coming soon…

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Phone:
Coming Soon
E-mail: tedig@iwantmydiploma.com