"Willie loves the teachers! He enjoys coming to daycare because of them. He is still getting love and attention, just like at home. The staff work very hard to ensure 100% care and love to every child every day!"

Michelle A.

Our Staff

We strive to attract and retain the best employees in order to give your child the highest quality care and most rewarding experiences while in our facility.

To help ensure the safety of your child, our staff are certified in first aid and CPR. The staff also participate in inservice training days in order to better serve the needs of your child.

Miss Kelly: Executive Director

Miss Kelly is married with two young children. She holds a BBA from Ohio University and an MBA from Ashland University. She has over 20 years of business experience. Miss Kelly has chosen to use this experience to start a learning center for young children. Brilliant Start Academy is designed around her belief that all children should be given the best possible start in life and be given the opportunity to learn while being cared for in a rewarding and enriching environment.

Miss Carolynn: Director

Miss Carolynn is married with four children ranging from middle school through college. She has a BS from Akron University and has attended the early childhood education program at Cleveland State University. She has served as Vice-President on the PTA of her children's school and has been involved in various fundraising events.

Miss Zoey: Center Manager

Miss Zoey has an associate degree from Lorain County Community College. She has one child in school who attends Brilliant Start Academy after school and on days he does not have school. Miss Zoey helps to keep our center a great place for our children to grow and learn.

Mr. A.J.: Pre-K4/Kindergarten Teacher

Mr. A.J. holds a bachelor degree from Pensacola Christian College with an emphasis in education. He is married and the father of two young children who attend Brilliant Start Academy.

Miss Jamie: Pre-K3 Teacher

Miss Jamie is married and the mother of two young children, who both attend Brilliant Start Academy. She is a licensed teacher in the state of Ohio and holds a Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from Ashland University.

Miss Ally: Pre-K1-2 Teacher

Miss Ally joined our staff in May 2015. She has a bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education from Bowling Green State University. Miss Ally is married and has two children, who attend Brilliant Start Academy.

Miss Amber: Toddler Teacher

Miss Amber joined our staff in August 2015 as the lead teacher in the toddler room. She has an Associate of Arts degree from Lorain County Community College. Miss Amber has lived in Lorain all of her life and graduated from Lorain High School.

Miss McKenna: Toddler Teacher

Miss McKenna joined our staff in 2015 after graduating from Firelands High School.

Miss Ashleigh: Infant Teacher

Miss Ashleigh joined our staff in August 2015 as the lead teacher in the infant room. Miss Ashleigh has attended Ohio State University, focusing on education and history and is currently attending LCCC. At the end of this school year she will have an Associate of Arts and an Associate of Science degree. Miss Ashleigh as lived in this area all of her life and graduated from Admiral King.

Miss Stephanie: Infant Teacher

Miss Stephanie joined our staff in May 2015. She has attended LCCC and Ohio Business College. She has had the opportunity to work in all of the age groups and has recently settled in as the assistant teacher in the infant room. Miss Stephanie was born in Guayama, Puerto Rico and is bilingual. She has lived in this area for 19 years and graduated from Admiral King. She has a daughter that attends Brilliant Start Academy.

Miss Arial

Miss Arial joined our staff while she was a senior in the LCJVS early childcare program. She is currently attending classes at LCCC.

Miss Beth

Miss Beth joined our staff in 2015.

Miss Brittney

Miss Brittney is attending her second year of college. She brings a combination of caring, compassion and energy to Brilliant Start Academy.

Miss Mary

Miss Mary has more than 15 years of childcare experience and is an education paraprofessional.

Miss Megan

Miss Megan is married and has 3 children. Her two oldest are in college, and her youngest attends Midview High School. The kids all love when Miss Megan enters the classroom because they know she is bringing them lots of good things to eat.