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Who We Are
 

Click here for the  2016 Lighthouse Academy at Newburg Annual Report 

 

Mission Statement:
The mission of Lighthouse Academy at Newburg is to provide youth in our community a safe place to learn and grow through educational, spiritual, and economic programs.
 
Vision Statement: 
The vision of the Lighthouse Academy at Newburg is to provide experiences that will foster a love for lifelong learning. 
 

Lighthouse is a 21st Century Community Learning Center:
Lighthouse Academy has been commissioned a 21st Century Community Learning Center by the Kentucky Department of Education. This commission unifies Lighthouse with Jefferson County Public Schools and the Kentucky Department of Education to ensure Lighthouse students receive the appropriate intervention in our Out of School time program. We are able to provide enrichment programs along with tutoring in areas such as reading, math, science, and technology. Our students have access to research-based computer programs that unify their school day at JCPS and at our facility.

 
OUR STAFF

Cynthia Overall
Director of Operations and Student Services

Cynthia Overall became our Director of Operations and Student Services, effective as of August 1, 2015. She has been an integral part of the success we have enjoyed in our mission of helping the children of this area since May 2010. As such, she is our longest serving employee! Prior to coming to Lighthouse, Cynthia served as a Mental Health Paraprofessional/Classroom Technician for 5 years and had numerous years of working with the public. Cynthia is an energetic person with excellent people skills and a great love for all children. She is also good at "paying attention to detail" and knows each child by name. Cynthia is also the founder and director of the HALO mentoring group for girls ages 9-18. Cynthia can be reached at 502-964-5909.

Dr. Ophelia Scott
Director (retired)
 
Dr. Scott has retired from the Director position effective August 1, 2015, but will remain on our board of directors and serve as a resource for the staff. Dr. Scott had been the Director of Lighthouse since January, 2011. She brought a wealth of experience and compassion with her. She received all of her degrees from the University of Louisville.   
 
Cleopatra Buckner
Administrative Assistant

Cleopatra comes to us with a  B.S. Degree in Workforce Leadership from the University of Louisville. She is retired from the Kentucky Air National Guard where she supported many functions such as Recruiting & Retention, Human Resources and the Chaplaincy.

Nancy Parker
Director of Partner Relations 
 
Nancy Parker is the Lighthouse  Director of Partner Relations. She  has been involved for many years in grant writing and ensuring that the reporting requirements of those grants are met. She has a BA degree in communications from the University of Kentucky and has taught for 7 years as a certified substitute in JCPS at Hite Elementary School. Contact Nancy at nparker@thelighthousecenter.org.
 
Debbie Nichols
Development Director 
 
Debbie Nichols comes to us with a B.A. from Marshall University and training from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. She has 18 years of leadership experience in nonprofit fundraising and management, most recently with the Family Ark in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Contact Debbie at mailto:%20dnichols@thelighthousecenter.org or call 502-500-3953.

Eugene Davis: Gym Coordinator

Eugene Davis comes to us with experience in managing after-school activities as a volunteer with Metro Parks basketball and football leagues. He also was a basketball player with Shawnee High School from 2001-2005. Eugene grew up in the west end of Louisville and participated in many activities at the Portland Community Center as a youth. He remembers those days and the positive impact the community center made on his life and is eager to start " giving back" as our Gym Coordinator. Contact Eugene at : 502-821-5121 or mailto:edavis@thelighthousecenter.org