Who is ASCD Student Growth Center?

ASCD Student Growth Center is a joint venture with ASCD focused on innovative and practical supports for students with learning differences. The Center provides professional learning services and products, including software, that support goal setting, intervention design, and progress monitoring, based on research, recommended practices, and the work of Dr. Lee Ann Jung.


ASCD Student Growth Center
851 Corporate Dr
Suite 201
Lexington, KY 40503


ASCD Student Growth Center
1703 North Beauregard St.
Alexandria, VA 22311

ASCD Student Growth Center Board of Directors

Rich Ord


Lee Ann Jung


Deborah S. Delisle


Dolores Cormier-Zenon


Bart Epstein


About the ASCD Student Growth Center Team

Lee Ann Jung, PhD
Chief Academic Officer, Co-founder

Lee Ann provides support internationally to schools in inclusion, standards-based grading, intervention planning, and progress monitoring. She has worked in special education since 1994 in the roles of teacher, administrator, consultant, and Professor and Director of International School Partnerships at the University of Kentucky.

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Rich Ord
Chief Operations Officer, Co-founder

Rich brings decades of internet entrepreneurial and management experience to ASCD Student Growth Center. Rich has been a tech executive since the mid-1990’s at NewsLinx, Internet.com, and CEO and President of iEntry, Inc. Rich believes in rapid growth through innovation governed by prudent business practices.


Ray Deffry
Regional Vice President

Jessica Bohn
Consulting Partner

Nicole DeZarn
Instructional Coach

Nicole graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Special Education for moderate to severe populations. She obtained a Master’s of Education in Educational Leadership from Eastern Kentucky University and a post-graduate certification in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education from the University of Kentucky. Nicole taught special education for 10 years at the high school and elementary levels and worked for a brief time as a developmental interventionist serving children ages birth to three and their families.

Deric Miller
Lead Developer & Database Administrator

Deric’s extensive programming experience includes years of web development as well as games development for iOS & Android. His Master’s Degree centered on developing a computer simulation model of root growth under competition.

Jason Bratcher
Developer & Lead Designer

Jason has worked continuously in web development and graphic design since 2003. He studied philosophy and computer science at the University of Kentucky and has a Masters of Divinity from Liberty University.

Ryan Gibson
System Administrator

Ryan’s background is in system administration and technical support. He studied Computer Information Systems at Eastern Kentucky University and holds various certifications related to his field.

International Inclusive Education Program Faculty

Lee Ann Jung, Ph.D.
Johanna Cena, D.Ed.
David Putnam, Jr. Ph.D.
Kristen Missall, Ph.D.
Bindiya Hassaram, Ph.D.
Abbey Love, M.S.
Nicole DeZarn