Jerri Stanard, Founder & Executive Director

Jerri began K12 Gallery & TEJAS as K12 Gallery for Young People in September 1993. She holds a MA in Art Education from the University of Dayton and a BFA from Wright State University. Jerri loves children and everything connected to creative intelligence. In 2008, Jerri won the honor of the Pamela Houk award from The Dayton Art Institute for her tenacity for furthering art education. In 2002, Jerri was recognized as one of the Dayton Daily News Top Ten Women of Dayton for K12 Gallery, her community contributions, and her numerous art awards. In 2000, Jerri won the Ohio Arts Council’s Emerging Leader Award. Jerri began her artist career as an art teacher for the Dayton Public Schools and later joined the Sinclair Community College staff as a gallery coordinator. Through her tenacious vision and tireless work ethic, she has guided K12 Gallery & TEJAS through it's growth over the last 20 years

Rebecca Sargent, Program Director

Rebecca received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and her BFA from Wright State University. Rebecca joined the K12 Gallery & TEJAS team full time in 2012, after teaching part time since 2000. In addition to coordinating TEJAS exhibitions and teen & adult programming, Rebecca teaches painting and drawing classes, the Artist in Training Afterschool Program and the AP Studio Arts Program. She also teaches at Wright State University and Sinclair Community College. Rebecca is an artist who paints the urban landscape.

Her artwork can be seen on her website at

Tammi Meier, Financial Director

Rebecca Cantrell, MPA, CNP  Development & Marketing Director

Talia Shade, Art Education & Services Manager

Maiya Celeste, Artist Administrator & Regional Coordinator for Poetry Out Loud

Chanda Hunt, Artist Administrator

Eric Hall, Artist Administrator 

BK Elias,  Studio Tech & Mural Artist


Board Members

Walt Hoy, President

Susan Brasier

Barbara Cerny

Scott Hull

Gavin Jenney

Len Roberts