Our Team

Sheryl McClung McConney, executive director and Founder

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Sheryl McClung McConney has 30 years of experience teaching children and providing tutoring services in public and private school systems. A former principal and teacher, Sheryl is an education innovator who trained under Marva Collins at the Westside Preparatory School in Chicago, and has achieved success educating disadvantaged children.

Seeing that children needed more educational services than No Child Left Behind funding could offer, in 1999 Sheryl established Envision Learning Center, a tutoring provider for low-income children who attended schools that failed to meet No Child Left Behind standards.

Over the years, Sheryl recognized that children learn better with close interaction and support, delivered creatively and at the right time. So in 2009, She relaunched the organization as Envision Children, with programs such as Power Saturday and Academic Summer Enrichment to engage and teach children in exciting and measurable ways.

 

Kimberly Lampl, DIRECTOR of programs

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Born and raised in Cincinnati, OH, Kimberly Lampl has worked with Envision Children since June 2012, managing academic programs, along with administrative duties.  Kim attended Wyoming City Schools and earned her Bachelor’s degree from Northern Kentucky University in Middle Grades Education, with emphases in Math education for grades 4-9 and Special Education for grades K-12.  Following graduation, she spent her first year teaching math to grades 3-10 at East End Community Heritage School.

Her detail oriented thinking and organizational skills have helped support the Envision Children in its expansion. It’s her goal to reach and help as many students as possible. She is attaining that goal through the services she provides to students through Envision Children. A very family-oriented person, Kim cherishes her time with them dearly.

 

Krizia Cabrera Toro, Teacher

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Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Krizia Cabrera-Toro is pursuing a PhD in Biology at Miami University in Oxford, OH.  She has a background in science, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from Universidad Metropolitana in Puerto Rico.  After moving to the United States, her science education and scientific research continued at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where she obtained post-baccalaureate training in the bacterial genetics.

As she earned her Master’s degree in Science Education at Purdue University, Krizia began researching another aspect of science -- social science.  She discovered a great need to provide adequate science experiences to all students – especially those from under-represented populations.

Krizia began giving back by working with Envision Children in 2015.  After completing her studies, she plans to help more minority students become interested, and perform well academically, in the field of science. 

 

Matthew P. Hughes has been involved with Envision Children for the past year before being named Director of Operations this summer.  Mr. Hughes brings to the position 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector including 15 years in higher education.  Mr. Hughes served as the interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pa; and in a variety of fundraising leadership roles at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Outside of education Mr. Hughes has served as the Vice President of Development & Marketing for the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio, the Executive Director for the St. Margaret Foundation in Pittsburgh, Pa. and the Director of Development for the Pittsburgh Public Theater.

Mr. Hughes’ expertise is in building and growing comprehensive fundraising programs.  He has personally secured over $124 million in gifts throughout his career and worked on teams which have raised billions of dollars for annual & major giving programs as well as capital campaigns.  Additional areas of expertise include strategic planning, marketing & communications, Board governance and fiscal management alumni affairs.

Mr. Hughes resides in Mason, Ohio.  He is currently in a long-term relationship with Rhonda Asher and together they have five adult children—Kailey, Victoria, James, Zachary and Alexandria.  Mr. Hughes is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Association of Healthcare Professionals.  He is a past Board member of the Boy Scouts of America.