Cheryl ApplemanFounder & President
At Project LEAD, Cheryl is the primary creative visionary, providing the team with concepts for programs and curriculum to empower LEAD Educators and students with. Cheryl connects Project LEAD with networks of experienced professionals in the fields of education, curriculum development, leadership, administration, and business. She performs outreach representing Project LEAD in order to gain insight into student and teacher needs, organize Project LEAD fundraising, and to increase public awareness and notoriety.
Timothey FitzgeraldCo-Founder & Director of Curriculum
At Project LEAD, Tim is at the forefront of curriculum research and development, creating tangible, age-appropriate leadership classes out of bigger picture concepts and goals. Tim utilizes his knowledge of child development and his vast experience in the classroom to ensure that Project LEAD’s workshops are engaging, timely, relatable, and accessible to children. Tim is committed to providing LEAD Educators with high-quality, comprehensive curriculum so they can empower the changemakers of tomorrow by nurturing the children of today.
Samantha CrawfordCo-Founder & Director of Administration
At Project LEAD, Sam coordinates the distribution and support of LEAD Curriculum to LEAD Educators. Sam’s team ensures that the experience of joining the Project LEAD movement is a smooth one, providing LEAD Educators with easy access to information regarding orders, memberships, curricula, and acting as their point of contact for questions and guidance. Sam develops and maintains the Project LEAD website, updates memberships, and is responsible for protecting customer privacy and records. Having been a teacher, Sam also supports the Director of Curriculum, providing input on lesson concepts, objectives, differentiation, accessibility, and inclusivity of classes and workshops.