Our Staff

Who We Are

We are leaders, teachers, students, and friends.

We believe God has a plan for our lives. 

We have a purpose. 

Our purpose is to live, love, and give. 

We will live out our purpose.  

We are Dreamers, Believers, Achievers.


We are The Academy!

A Word

From Our Executive Director

” One of the core values we teach our students at the Academy is – Share Your Talents. God gave me a talent for working with children. Having the opportunity to use that talent to pour into the lives of our children as they grow to achieve their dreams is an amazing opportunity.”

– Roxann Jimison

A Word

From Our Middle-School Coordinator

I am blessed to have this unique opportunity to build strong supportive relationships with our students and their families as they transition through elementary, middle and high school. Knowing that they see us as an important part of their lives is what motivates me every day. 

– Keisha Moore

A Word

From Our High-School Coordinator

It takes a village …. to raise a child is an African proverb that means that an entire community of people must interact with children for those children to experience and grow in a safe and healthy environment.

Our family here at The Dream Center Academy, have the opportunity to invest into the lives of young people and empower these future leaders of America. This is a proverb that means so much to me personally because growing up, my community invested so much in my life. 
Thank you for entrusting us to be a part of your family’s community.

– Shaun Newton

A Word

From Parent Involvement Specialist

I am from Gaston County and I grew up in Belmont. I’ve worked with students for years in an after-school capacity and I love working with  the students here at the Dream Center. In my position as the Family Involvement Specialist that is what I most look forward to, getting to know the families of the Dream Center and hearing the stories each of them have to offer. Outside of loving working with our families and students- I love chocolate chip cookies and good laughter around a dinner table. 

– Lacy Beach