Campus Leadership - JJI Campus

Stephanie Agard; School Leader and EMC/CTE Programs Director


Stephanie obtained her undergraduate degree at Western Michigan University, double-majoring in Criminal Justice and Sociology, and a Masters degree in Counseling from Central Michigan University. Her background includes adult education, workforce development, and vocational rehabilitation working with individuals with barriers to education, employment, and/or training. Throughout her work, she has enjoyed building programs and teams.

She joins Lighthouse Academy as the School Leader in Ottawa County at the Juvenile Justice Institute and the Juvenile Detention Center, and the Juvenile Transition Center in Muskegon County. Stephanie will also be developing Early Middle College and Career Technical Education programs and partnerships for the district.


Stacey Martinez; Assistant Superintendent of Community Youth Programs


As a Chicago native, Stacey moved to Michigan to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from Grand Valley State University and later completed her Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from the American College of Education.

While enrolled in the College of Education, she served as a student teacher at the Lighthouse Academy South campus during the 2011-2012 school year. Stacey instantly fell in love with the students and the work she was doing. Since 2012, Stacey has served in the roles of Teacher, Responsible Thinking Advisor and Principal at multiple Lighthouse Academy locations until 2020. Currently, Stacey serves as Assistant Superintendent of Community Youth Programs including Lighthouse Academy South Community, Anchor and JJI.

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