Lexington Emergency/Education Assistance Plan

LEAP is a Lexington One Educational Foundation annual campaign that is funded solely through employee donations and runs during the first few weeks of each school year. Thanks to the generosity of our Lexington One family members, assistance is given to help others in a number of ways. 

The Emergency fund assists Lexington One family members who are experiencing a crisis and need temporary help to survive. While the Education fund assists the district with important educational programs and initiatives that the district budget is unable fund.

Thank you for your consideration of a personal gift to the Educational Foundation’s LEAP funds this year!

Lexington One Employees may make financial donations to the LEAP campaign anytime during the year. However, employees can only choose payroll deduction and annual leave donations during the campaign period, which is always during the beginning of the school year.

How to Give

Lexington One Employees may make financial donations to the LEAP campaign anytime during the year. However, employees can only choose payroll deduction and annual leave donations during the campaign period, which is always during the beginning of the school year.

Education Assistance Plan

Lexington Education Assistance Plan logoThe Foundation’s Lexington Education Assistance Plan is here to help Lexington One students advance successfully to the next level. We must prepare our students as leaders and learners who communicate, innovate, collaborate and think critically. The Foundation’s LEAP Education fund directly supports the district's educational initiatives and priorities by providing financial assistance in areas of need. When you give to the LEAP Education fund, you ultimately help to strengthen the district and assist Lexington One in its vision to “empower each child to design the future.”

Each year, the Lexington One Educational Foundation Board of Directors designates the use of these funds and gives priority to educational programs that enhance students’ learning. In recent years, these funds have helped to pay for the transition of our school libraries to Learning Commons and to build a school STEM lab. In addition, during the 2017-2018 school year, LEAP Education funds purchased $34,000 worth of books for our 17 Lexington One elementary schools in an effort to support elementary reading initiatives and assist with SC’s Read to Succeed Act. Studies show that the children who have more contact with books become better readers. Your support of LEAP is helping to foster strong readers in Lexington One!

Emergency Assistance Plan

Emergency Assistance Plan logoThis Emergency fund focuses on assisting Lexington One employees and students whose families have experienced a recent crisis and need temporary help to survive. For example, the fund offers financial assistance and/or in-kind services to Lexington School District One permanent full-time and permanent part-time employees who may be battling a serious illness or trying to recover from a home fire with total loss. Services typically exclude any payments for housing/housing insurance, vehicle purchases/insurance, and security deposits. Also, worker’s compensation recipients are ineligible for assistance.

Employees in crisis can obtain an application from their LEAP Site Representative and must be nominated by another active employee (i.e., employees may not nominate themselves).

Futhermore, the LEAP Emergency fund also provides help to Lexington One students in need of medical, dental, or vision services that prevent the students from learning, as well as offering help with basic student needs in an immediate emergency situation. This assistance also typically excludes housing payments/insurance; vehicle purchase, payments, insurance or repairs; property taxes; security deposits; student loans or college tuition.

LEAP Applications should be initiated on behalf of the student by an employee (e.g., teacher, guidance counselor, school nurse, school administrator or district social worker) who has direct contact with the student. Parents of students cannot self-nominate. Contact the school LEAP Representative for further assistance.

Remember, since we cannot predict the future, LEAP is here to help!

To apply for LEAP Emergency Assistance, please contact your site's LEAP representative as is listed below. This volunteer will provide you with the appropriate LEAP application and assist with the application process.

Find Your Representative


Misty Johnson
Asst.: Elizabeth “Edie” Burritt

Kim Gepfert
Asst.: Susan Helton

Christina Bosserman 
Asst.: Abigail Buchanan

Courtney Leaphart
Asst.: Jean Morgan

Leigh Eubanks 
Asst.: Ashleigh Near

Vera Diener
Asst.: Ashley Gladden

Mary Catherine Whisnant 
Asst.: Martha Fanning

Baylis Scott
Asst.: Angelica Greiner

Liddy Parrish
Asst.: Katie Harmon

Meghan Snipes 
Asst.: Andrea Slice

Suzanne Keller
Asst.: Beth Hammes

Central Services - IT
Melanie Bennett

Central Services - Special Services
Amy Derrick

Adrianne Bazemore


Joi Walden 
Asst.: Ashley Carter

Dawn Jacobs
Asst.: Janet Pond

Mollie Sutcliffe


Carol Camp
Asst.: Charles Pinta/Julie Herndon

Sarah Gillespie 
Asst.: Robert Zeigler

Laura Stockdell
Asst.: Davis Myers

Nita Spence 
Asst.: Susan Harmon

Dona J. P. Smith
Asst.: Effie Bailey

Karen Rozmus
Asst.: Angela McGinty

Tonya Threatt
Asst.: Jennifer McPherson

Central Services- Fiscal Services
Melinda Wicker

Central Services - Instruction
Dottie Sistare

Central Services - Communications / Student Services / Superintendent’s
Shellie Cochcroft

Food Service 
Sally Nicholson


Rachel Booth
Asst.: Shrenda Pelfrey

Ryan Allman 

Clarice Mondeel 
Asst.: Mandy Grigsby

Christy Peters
Asst.: Kim Nunnery

Rick Masters
Asst.: Brandy Ludlam

Kelly Watkins

Jennifer Still
Asst.: Jenny Farmer

Corey Bedenbaugh
Asst.: Lynn Martin

Andrea Davies 
Asst.: Paula Langdale

Amy Donaldson

Central Services - HR
Pam Holsclaw

Adult Ed.

Helen Renew
Asst.: Karen Elliott

Donna Gaines