14th Class of Educational Foundation Ambassadors

March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019: The Lexington One Educational Foundation welcomed its 14th Class of Ambassadors at a program held at Lexington High School on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Julie Anderson Washburn, executive director of the Foundation, said, “We are very pleased to have our new Foundation Ambassadors as a part of the Educational Foundation. They include business and community leaders in Lexington who will share with others all of the outstanding educational initiatives that the Foundation is supporting in Lexington School District One.” 

New Foundation Ambassadors are: 

  • Paula Rawl Calhoun – Representative House District 87 
  • Gary Deese – President of Cresent Financial Group 
  • Natalie Derrick – Mid Carolina Electric 
  • Tori Gude – Director of Rehab, Lexington Medical Center 
  • Sinitra Johnson –PHMS PTO President, Project Director at MTC Upward Bound Program 
  • Dena Johnson – PHMS PTSA President 
  • Jill Parker – Engineer, Mid Carolina Electric 
  • Robin Peeples – General Mngr. Electric Operations, Dominion Energy 
  • Donna Peterson – Dir. Of Critical Care Nursing, 

Lexington Medical Center 

  • Saeeda Ruffin-Daniels– LHS Parent Advisory Board, Growth Mngr. Ripplematch.com 
  • Bridget Winston – Dir. Of Development, Senior Resources, Inc. 

That morning, Superintendent Dr. Greg Little gave a quick overview of the district’s new strategic plan and progress on some of the building plans, such as those with Beechwood Middle School. Julie Washburn then gave a quick overview of the Educational Foundation, including highlights of events and grant projects funded this year. 

Lexington High School Principal Melissa Rawl gave a quick update of LHS accomplishments this year and then turned the floor over to some of her staff to discuss the district’s International Baccalaureate program. 

Dr. Sherry Walters, LHS Assistant Principal and IBDP Head of Program, spoke for a moment and then asked Derek Allison, IB Coordinator, to give all guests information about the district’s International Baccalaureate Programme and what advantages it offers students. He was also terrific to mention some of the current students’ accomplishments. 

Our many thanks to the current IB student volunteers for being such wonderful hosts that morning to the Foundation! 

If you or someone you know may be interested in becoming a Foundation Ambassador to the Lexington One Educational Foundation, please contact Julie Anderson Washburn, foundation executive director, at 803-821-1008 or jwashburn@lexington1.net. 

$285,402

invested in Lexington District One in fiscal year 2021-2022

22,000+

Total number of students impacted by Bucks for Books Grants that support literacy

100%

of our 30 schools in Lexington District One received foundation support in 2021-22