Canyon Professional Development

GCU's Canyon Professional Development provides today's educators with inspiring and purposeful programs that focus on everything from strategic implementation of STEM and financial literacy to grant writing and classroom management. We offer customized onsite curriculum and instruction at your school, as well as GCU-based online continuing education courses and events for educators, administrators and support staff.

We provide professional development activities with a purpose. Geared toward educators and administrators, our Canyon Professional Development program offerings are led by educational experts with a wide array of experience and knowledge.

Our "Why"

To empower, educate and inspire our community so they take action to fulfill their purpose and serve others.

Meet the Team

Dr. Carol Lippert
Asst. Vice President
  • Experience:
    • 30 years in K12 Education
    • Associate Superintendent – State Department of Education
    • Principal - HS
    • Science teacher – MS, HS
  • Education
    • Ed.D. Grand Canyon University Organizational Leadership
    • M.Ed. Northern Arizona University Educational Leadership
    • B.S. University of Arizona Biology
    • B.A. University of Arizona Secondary Education
Corinne Araza
Sr. Project Director
  • Experience
    • 22 years in K-12 Education
    • Lead Developer - Educational Technology - Professional Development - Northern AZ University
    • STEM Education and IT Specialist - Paradise Valley HS
    • HS Teaching credentials in Spanish, English as a Second Language, Computer Information Systems (CTE)
  • Education
    • M.Ed. Northern Arizona University
    • B.S. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - International Business
    • B.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Spanish
Marni Landry
Project Director
  • Experience
    • 20 years in K12 Education
    • Science Department Chair
    • Adjunct Professor - GCU, UA
    • Fulbright Fellow
    • PAEMST Awardee, AZ Science Teacher of the Year
    • State Standards Consultant - Science, CTE
    • HS Certified Biology, CTE Emerging Technologies
  • Education
    • M.Ed. University of Phoenix Curriculum and Instruction
    • B.S. Arizona State University Biology
Carolyn Mann
Project Director
  • Experience
  • Education
Cecelia Bosma
  • Experience
    • 15 years in K12 Education
    • Professional Development Facilitator- Nonprofit
    • Science Teacher – MS
    • Teacher– ES
  • Education
    • M. Ed. Miami University Biology
    • Minister of Religion, commissioned – Concordia University Irvine
    • Elementary Education – Rio Salado College
    • B. A. California State University East Bay Liberal Studies
Jocelyne Rangel
Coordinator K12 Educational Development
  • Experience
  • Education
Jaron Tubbs
Coordinator K12 Educational Development
  • Experience
    • 1.5 years in Educational Management
    • Retail Management - Food Service Industry
    • Awardee, Grand Canyon University President's List, Provost's List
    • Member - National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Education
    • B.S. Grand Canyon University - Justice Studies & Public Administration

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