Having seen many aspects of The Apprentice School from her time as an apprentice, to planner, to craft instructor, to academic coordinator and basketball coach, Keisha Pexton starts her eighth year as the Athletic Director at The Apprentice School. She is also entering her fourth year as Manager Strategic Projects in addition to her role as Athletic Director.
Pexton worked for two years as an Electrical Planner on CVN 76 Ronald Reagan before becoming a Craft Instructor at the school for Production Planner Apprenticeship Program in 2005. She stayed with the Lady Builders as an assistant coach until the start of the 2005-06 season where she moved into the role of Academic Coordinator for both basketball teams. Her duties for the Apprentice School changed again in 2007 when she became a Craft Instructor for the Modeling and Simulation and Nuclear Test Technician Apprenticeship Programs and she was supervising three of the advanced programs until she took over as Athletic Director in March of 2008.
A native of Virginia Beach and a Salem High School graduate, Pexton earned her undergraduate degree in Organizational Leadership and Management in May of 2004 from Regent University and her Master’s Degree in Human Resource Development at George Washington University in December of 2006. Currently, she is pursuing her Doctorate in Strategic Leadership from Regent University.
Pexton has one son, Andrew (10). Following her apprenticeship and two years on the Lady Builders basketball team, Pexton played two years professionally overseas.