Juanita McClinton-Lee
Executive Director

Juanita became A Brighter Community, Inc.’s Director as of October 2013.  Juanita is responsible for high quality education and curriculum that our students receive as well as the day to day operations of the school.

Juanita received her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education in December of 2016.  She graduated from the University of Tampa in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science.

Teaching Staff

At a Brighter Community our staff are more than just employees, they are family.  It is their dedication and love for our mission that makes us great.  Fifty percent of our current staff members have been with our organization more than five years.
We HONOR and LOVE each of our staff members.

Fran Bruton
Lula Lane
Michelle Pope
Maxine Carter
Carol Jenkins
La’Rosa White
Belinda Harris

Thanks to an annual grant from The Talcott Family Foundation, A Brighter Community is able to have Foster Grandparents in our classrooms daily.

Alberta Dowdell – 17 years+ of dedication as a foster grandparent and our 2016 Volunteer of The Year!

Board of Directors

Molly Walker, President


Tom Santomaggio, Vice President


Eric Suplee, Treasurer


Kirsti Kenneth, Secretary

K.P. Kenneth Creative Content

Drew Greenfield, Member


John Patierno, Member

PNC Bank

Allie Heinrichs, Member 

PNC Bank

Brittany Stechly, Member

Hillsborough Community College

Holly Wachman, Member

Holly E. Creative

Juanita McClinton-Lee

Executive Director at A Brighter Community


1613 North Marion St.
Tampa, FL 33602

Monday - Friday
6:30 AM - 5:30 PM