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FACULTY & STAFF

With over 60 faculty and staff on a beautiful and growing campus, L.E.A.D. Academy has been blessed with some of the best.

Administration

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H. Frank Lay

Head of School

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Kace Browning

7th-12th Grade
Administrator

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Beth Summerlin

4th-6th Grade Administrator
Guidance Counselor

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Nancy Lay

K4-3rd Grade
Administrator

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Kara Lay-Clark

Scholarship
Coordinator

Lower School Faculty

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Tracy Caraway

K4 Teacher

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Kathy Collins

K4 Teacher

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Kendall Cook

Kindergarten Teacher

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Autumn Filipek

Kindergarten Teacher

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Kristy Miller

Kindergarten Teacher

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April Nelson

Kindergarten Teacher

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Marissa Bohner

First Grade Teacher

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Tia Korbe

First Grade Teacher

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Rebecca Smith

First Grade Teacher

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Chelsea Vincent

First Grade Teacher

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Cathy Fair

Second Grade Teacher

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Rachel Floyd

Second Grade Teacher

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Mary Frame

Second Grade Teacher

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Sara Carlisle

Third Grade Teacher

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Jordan Davis

Third Grade Teacher

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Destiny Graham

Third Grade Teacher

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Jenna Morgan

Fourth Grade Teacher

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Tom Oglesby

Fourth Grade Teacher

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Mackenzie Wintrick 

Fourth Grade Teacher

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Mallory James

Fifth Grade Teacher

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Teri Wildebrandt

Fifth Grade Teacher

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Norma Bomske

Sixth Grade Teacher

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Joshua Rivero

Sixth Grade Teacher

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Aleisha Roberts

Physical
Education

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A.J. Ward

Physical Education

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Brianna Jones-Day

Music

Upper School Faculty

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Matt Brennan

Upper School 
Bible 

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Martha Clark

Upper School 
English

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Joseph Cook

Upper School 
Teacher/Technology

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Hunter Dillashaw

Upper School
Civics, Geography, History

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Karen Harold

Upper School 
Spanish

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Iris Harper

Upper School 
Fine Arts 

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Shanika Montoya

Upper School 
Math and P.E. 

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Matthew Promise

Upper School
Bible, Science

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Emily Stimer

Upper School
English, History

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Marc Vallianos

Upper School
Math

Staff

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Janet Branch

Tutor

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Hayla Castleberry

Custodian

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Mike Dosen

Head of Operations

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Sophia Freeman

Office Manager

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Maria English

Aide

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Sophia Freeman

Office Manager

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Lea Howard

Bookkeeper 

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Katie Johnson

Curriculum Coordinator

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Traci Peaden

Office Manager

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Tonya Pitts

Records

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Teresita Promise

Tutor

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Linda Ruffner

Tutor

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Debbie Stickle

Accreditation Specialist, Tutor

Employment at L.E.A.D. Academy

If you are interested in applying for a position, please fill out the following application and we will keep it on file for when we need to fill a position. 

Please submit your application at 7121 Chumuckla Hwy or email it to sophia.freeman@leadacademylions.com and contact@leadacademylions.com.

Annual Training Requirement

All instructional personnel and administrators are required as a condition of employment to complete annual training on these standards of ethical conduct.

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