Our Team

Leadership

Meet Our Leadership Team

LEAP Academy University School is administered by a management team led by our Chief Officers, each overseeing specific strategic performance components. Together, they work to lead the execution of Board mandates and strategic priorities and the implementation of the LEAP Charter.

 

Manuel Delgado

Lead Person/Chief Operations Officer

Ken Verrill

Chief Financial Officer/School Business Administrator

Kathleen Jackson-Hill

Chief of Human Resource & Personnel

Khary Golden

Chief Innovation Officer

Jessica Pierre-Louis

Chief of Data & Accountability

Dr. Velmina Rivera, MD, FAAP

Pediatrician/Chief Medical Officer/School Medical Director

Barbara Dunlap

Principal, STEM Upper Elementary and STEAM High School 7-12

Charles Benito

Principal, Upper Elementary, 4-6/Director of Data and Assessment

Jovita Veguilla

Principal, STEM Elementary K-3

Staff

Meet Our Central Services Staff

LEAP Academy is supported by an administration and service structure that allows for efficient and quality services. Meet our key personnel.

Manuel Delgado

Lead Person/Chief Operations Officer

Kathleen Jackson-Hill

Chief of Human Resource & Personnel

Patricia Peña

Chief of Staff

Jessica Pierre-Louis

Chief of Data & Accountability

Steve Pierre-Jacques

Director of Technology

Carlos Mattei-Ramos

Director of FAB Lab

Luis Declet

Director of the PRAC

Raul Agosto

Director of Facilities

Michelle Roman-Colon

District Office Manager

Ken Verrill

Chief Financial Officer/School Business Administrator

Beverly Johnson

Assistant to the SBA-Payroll Manager

Kimberly Fitzpatrick

Assistant to the SBA-Grant Manager

Sylvia Hunt

School Bus Driver/Accounts Payable Clerk

Norma Argon

Director of Enrollment, Student Records & Transportation Services

Diana Crespo

Assistant Director to Enrollment & Transportation

Grace Begley

Enrollment Specialist

Tugba Hoguet

Director of ESL/Curriculum Supervisor

Elise Rocco

Supervisor of Literacy, K-8

Tameka Matthews

Director of Special Services

Barbara Dunlap

Principal, STEM Upper Elementary and STEAM High School 7-12

Charles Benito

Principal, Upper Elementary, 4-6/Director of Data and Assessment

Jovita Veguilla

Principal, STEM Elementary K-3

Jacqueline DePrince

Office Manager- Wellness Center

Gladys Robreno

Director of Wellness, Family Support & Behavioral Health

Maria Cruz

Director of Parent Engagement Center

Laurie Peterson-Faust

Fitness Center Coordinator

Dr. Velmina Rivera, MD, FAAP

Pediatrician/Chief Medical Officer/School Medical Director