Dick Daniel serves as the Community Recruiter for Project Leadership Delaware County. Dick is a long-time Delaware County resident and has a 30-year history with Muncie Community Schools. As a former educator and principal, Dick has a passion for education and the community’s youths. This passion has led him to take up Project Leadership’s mission to recruit and retain Delaware County students in high school and the state of Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars program. Dick works extreme-part time; he spends half his year recruiting 21st Century Scholars, and the other half of the year golfing, fishing, and motor-cycling.
Director of Programming
Steve Gibson is the Director of Content for Project Leadership, a non-profit organization serving Delaware and Grant Counties in Indiana. Steve was born and raised in central Indiana and has lived in Marion with his wife, Tricia, for the past thirteen years. He is a graduate of Ball State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English. Before joining Project Leadership in April 2008, he had worked as an educator for Marion Community Schools. During his time with Project Leadership, Steve has worked to develop and extend Project Leadership’s college access and success programming.
Kaye Harrell joined the PL team in the summer of 2014, after 38 years as an educator. Kaye has spent her career working tirelessly to help students succeed. Kaye serves on Project Leadership’s 21st Century Scholar recruitment team. She also leverages her extensive experience as a basketball coach to develop systems and structure for the ICE League, a premiere league for middle school students.
Mentoring Program Director
As Director of Mentoring Programs, Julie McGee supports students from college preparation through college completion. She believes volunteer mentors from the community have a powerful impact on student success, and has worked to connect students with attentive, caring mentors since 2009. Julie is a graduate of Michigan State University and Indiana University, and has taught psychology and history at the high school and college levels. She and her family have lived in Muncie since 2004.
Director of Assessment
Brenda Morehead serves as Director of Impact. A graduate of the University of Kansas, Brenda has worked for Project Leadership since 2008. Brenda’s background is in journalism, and she has previously worked as a newspaper reporter and as an independent contractor partnering with local social service agencies on grant and evaluation projects. As part of Project Leadership’s sustainability team, Brenda works to develop and sustain funding resources as well as oversee evaluation of program results.
Tammy Pearson serves as the director of Project Leadership, a non-profit organization serving Delaware and Grant counties that encourages students to complete high school and post-secondary educations. Pearson joined Project Leadership in 2007 after working 16 years as a journalist at community newspapers in Indiana. Under Pearson’s leadership, Project Leadership has become increasingly focused on bridging the educational gap between affluent and low-income youths and on providing youths with needed tools to complete post-secondary degrees or credentials. Pearson leads Project Leadership through a desire to design and implement strong community programming that has meaning, believing that any new undertaking must have a purpose that will make a difference – the kind that creates positive change for families in our communities.
Johnny Myers, Outreach Coordinator, provides support to mentor and mentee matches. Johnny joined Project Leadership as a mentee in 2008, and in 2017 became full time Project Leadership staff. A graduate of Purdue University with a degree organizational leadership and supervision, Johnny’s work captures his passion for encouraging teenagers by providing support and positive adult role models.