Meet Our Team

Meet the team behind the Lexington Education and Partnership Academy.

Demetria is passionate about providing opportunities that tap into the creative spirit of young people.  Her efforts to connect people, projects, ideas, and opportunities to motivated youth are essential to the work of the LEAP Academy.  Through collaboration and capacity building, she seeks to promote learning in a way that gets youth excited about learning and captures the creativity that will inspire the next generation of leaders.  Demetria has served on the Board of Directors for Lexington PAL, Inc. served as a mentor with the Lexington Police Activities League, AmeriCorp (Athletes in Service), and continues her work in Special Education.


Gary is committed to helping youth reach their academic and career potential.  His motivation stems from his work experience as a teenager.  Then, he learned life skills, business etiquette and positive social interaction in the community.  Now, his desire is to connect the limitless resources and opportunities with today's youth.   By staying true to his core values of Faith, Family, and Hard Work, he continues to inspire the next generation of leaders.  Gary has served as a mentor for Read to Succeed, FaithWeavers, and the Consolidated Summer Enrichment Program. He has volunteered with the Salvation Angel Tree program, Gods Pantry and continues to serve in the community.


Demetria Blair 


LEAP Academy


Gary Blair 

Assistant Director, 

LEAP Academy

Teacher with Pupils

2019 Summer Enrichment Core Team

Michelle Coffey,

Enrichment Team Lead

Rebecca Brown,

Culinary Team

Ruth Cordray,

Culinary Team


Jeanine Johnson,

Culinary Team


Damon Horton,

Summer Enrichment Team

Teacher and Young Student

2019 Summer Enrichment Academic Team (Grade K-2)

Theresa Patton,

Education Team Lead 


Darnetta Sanders,

Certified Middle School

Science Instructor

Sara Caldwell,

Certified Middle School

Math Instructor


Gail Strong, 

Certified Reading Instructor (Retired)

Teacher Assisting a Student

2019 Summer Enrichment Academic Team (Grade 3-5)

Gary Blair

Education Team Lead

Denise Gray,

Science Instructor


Ashley Wilson,

Certified Middle School

Math Instructor

Rhonda Jackson,

Certified Middle School

Language Arts Instructor


Ashley Atkins,

Certified Middle School Language Arts Instructor