top of page

The GAP Team

At Grade A Plus Inc, we have a team of dedicated professionals who are passionate about helping youth to achieve their highest goals. Team members come from diverse backgrounds and share the common goal of providing a program that encompasses high dosage (1:1), high impact (2 times a week minimum) academic support and enrichment experiences.  Our team is committed to having a positive impact on the lives of children and helping them to thrive in the present. We believe that every child deserves a chance to succeed and we work tirelessly to make that a reality.

 Organization Support Team 

25b673_cc7f32a9922b42cea58dc059bf90867c~mv2.webp
Executive Director

Dr. Janice Dawson-Threat

  • LinkedIn
1570208646231.jpg
Administrative Assistant 

Kathy King

  • LinkedIn
Office & Marketing Assistant 

Sydney Wade 

IMG_5505.jpg
IMG_4179.JPEG
IMG_4187.JPEG
1611279927857_edited.jpg
Digital Media & Video Support 

Daniel Reed

Information & Data Support

Yvan Quinn & Kelly Sun

Grant & Data Anayst 
Dr.  Tara Warne Griggs
  • LinkedIn

Community Education Team 

1642210452049.webp
Syreta sitting headshot.jpg
Employment Opportunity    Program Assistant 
On-Site Program Assistant 

Kennedy Mitchum

Community Outreach Educator 

Syreta Toson

Available Team Positions
Program Manager
  • LinkedIn
  • LinkedIn

Learning Leaders Team 

IMG_20230808_170310.jpg

Cathy Bailey

(Assessment & Resource Coordinator) 

998000000.jpg

Amy Bartlett 

(Elementary Coordinator) 

Kyle Loftus

(Mathup! HS Coordinator) 

image000001.JPG
Available  Team Positions
Middle School Coordinator     

Executive Board Chairs  

IMG_7219.webp
Board Chair
LaShauna Guy
unnamed (1).jpg
Finance Chair
Board Secretary
Charymayne Patrick
Available  Position
Governance Chair
Carmelita Wright 

Executive Board Directors

BrittanyHilderbrand_Profilephoto_GAP.webp
  Engagement Director       (Marketing Development) 
Brittany Hildebrand
unnamed.jpg
Available  Positions 
Family Leader Support Director
Development  Director 
  Engagement Director
     (Program Development) 
Paula D. Williams

GAP TEAMS 

 Teams are the functioning committees of the Board that increase capacity input to include community members, family leaders, students, business leaders, educators and more. All actions and recommendations from the teams are received as advisory by the Board, are voted upon and then implemented into the functional academic support and enrichment program and services of GAP. Participation on teams are open to all. 

Support Teams

Open  

Development
Teams

Open  

Transportation Team 

Edward Tibbs

David Briscoe

Ricky Hartman

Fundraising Team 

Open  

Family Leader Support Team 

Cannie Briscoe 

Carmelita Wright 

 Donor Relations Team 

Open  

Community Based Executive Advisors

Grade A Plus seeks advice and guidance from a wide array of established and experienced community leaders.  A few of those leaders are listed below, but does not represent all who have supported and advised the growth and development of GAP since its transition into a community based agency in 2017.  We have found their advice to be invaluable and appreciate their continued commitment to GAP in its pursuits as a community based organization. 

jimmy.jpg
CroppedStaff8.jpg
rs=w_388,h_388,cg_true.webp
1658764066117.jpg
Madison Moore
Dr. Clyde L.  Ruffin
Retired CEO, Shelter Insurance 
Senior Pastor,
Second Missionary Baptist Church 
Lili Vianello
Owner,
Visionworks Marketing & Communications 
Susan Hart
Sarah Dubbert
President
Columbia Market, Commerce Bank
Pres. Reinholdt Construction Co.
head shot 2023.png
montgomery-smith.jpg
1516582956413.jpg
 Phil Peters  
 MU Law Professor Emeritus 
Dr. Stephen Montgomery Smith  
  Former MU Graduate Math Department  Director
Dr. John Lanin
MU Professor of Math Education 
Dave Griggs
Dave Griggs Enterprises, LLC
bottom of page