Meet the Team
Carlos Vazquez, President & CEO
An EdTech Entrepreneur, Carlos officially began his teaching career with the NYC Teaching Fellows. He holds an M.S. in Web Strategy and Design along with an M.S. in Education. He is adjunct faculty at Miami Dade College and serves on the Vice Provost’s Council at FIU.
SIEL Program Manager
Dave is a teacher turned entrepreneur with a passion for leveraging technology to solve real world problems in education. Before joining the team as Program Manager, Dave participated in the first Miami EdTech Accelerator Cohort while collaborating with fellow Teach For America alumnus Samantha Pratt on an edtech tool called KlickEngage.
Chief Instructional Designer
Alexis is currently a PhD Candidate at Lamar University in the Global Educational Leadership program. She teaches high school science and is passionate about creative classroom environments and bringing modern tools and practices to the school environment. She was recently selected to speak at ISTE 2018 on using principles of successful start-up companies in the classroom.
A talented full stack web developer and designer, Al has an MBA from FIU and has spent the last few years working in various roles in the EdTech space. He has served as an instructor, web developer, and videographer for a number of South Florida organizations.
Miami EdTech’s Leadership Circle is composed of passionate individuals committed to advancing the mission of Miami EdTech by raising awareness about our programs, widening the organization’s network of influential allies, and advocating for a world where innovative technologies redefine Education.
Samantha Pratt, Founder & CEO of KlickEngage
As an expert on the impact of mental health on classroom achievement, Samantha works to provide equitable education for all students. Currently, Samantha serves as CEO and Founder of KlickEngage, an app that uses emotional intelligence tools to limit the impact of complex trauma on student achievement. She is also pursuing a degree in Education Policy and Leadership at the Harvard Graduate School of Education to be able to create lasting civic change around mental health in schools.
Product Manager / Scrum Master
Start ups, Marketing, advertising, Psychology, business strategy, technology, debate, buildingthings/disrupting things, consulting, career coaching, sales, Business development, power broker,Production, Humor, and Foodie.
Evan Leaphart, Founder of KiddieKredit
Serial entrepreneur… Mentor… Driven to create solutions that make the world a better place to live in. Specialties: Negotiation, Brand Strategy, Location of Target Market, Advertising, Marketing, Direct Sales