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.

 

Edward Xavier Barrios

Chief Academic Officer

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

Dr. Velmina Rivera, MD, FAAP

Pediatrician/Chief Medical Officer/School Medical Director

Tameka Matthews

Principal, STEM Elementary K-3 / Director of Special Services

Barbara Dunlap

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

Jovita Veguilla

Principal, STEAM High School 7-12

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.

Dennis Rivera

Director of Safety & Security

Ana Rodriguez

Chief of Staff

Manuel Delgado

Lead Person/Chief Operations Officer

Ricardo Miranda-Perez

Director FabLab

Kathleen Jackson-Hill

Chief of Human Resource & Personnel

Steve Pierre-Jacques

Director of Technology

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

Edward Xavier Barrios

Chief Academic Officer

David Kroon

Principal, STEM Schools 4-8

Tugba Hoguet

Director of ESL/Curriculum Supervisor

Elise Rocco

Supervisor of Literacy, K-8

Tameka Matthews

Principal, STEM Elementary K-3 / Director of Special Services

Barbara Dunlap

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

Charles Benito

Director of Data and Assessment

Jovita Veguilla

Principal, STEAM High School 7-12

Jacqueline DePrince

Office Manager- Wellness Center

Maria Cruz

Director of Parent Engagement Center

Dr. Velmina Rivera, MD, FAAP

Pediatrician/Chief Medical Officer/School Medical Director