Teachers

Stacey Jackson, Executive Director

Mrs. Jackson was the Valedictorian of her graduating class at Daniel Webster College where she earned a Bachelor's in Business Management and Marketing, Summa Cum Laude.  She has over 20 years of Marketing and Business experience that spans the advertising, property management, retail and education industries. 

For over 7 years, Mrs. Jackson held the position of Marketing and Admissions Manager at a NH private school (Infants to Grade 6) where she was able to garner invaluable knowledge and expertise as to the inner workings of a childcare center and school.   It was also during this time that she realized two of her true passions - business and working with children -  could be intertwined, and the dream of own her own school one day was born.  Mrs. Jackson is CPR & First Aid certified and currently resides in Bedford with her husband, Archie and their 2 children.

Kara Brazas, Center Director

Ms. Kara Brazas (or Ms. B as we refer to her) was born and raised in Michigan where she attended Michigan State University and earned her BS degree in Child Development with an additional major in Family Services.  She has had an extensive career working with children and families for over 20 years and is CPR/First Aid certified.  Her past experiences include teaching, research, program assessment, early intervention, and child care management. She has a passion for ensuring that programs are child centered, creative, and meaningful to children, family and teachers.   She currently lives in Manchester with her two amazing dogs.

Irene Lanchester, Tiny Travelers Teacher

Irene holds two degrees from Keene State College - a Bachelors in Psychology, as well as, a Masters in Elementary/Special Ed.  Irene recently applied for her Master teacher credential (level 4) and has over 10 years of experience working in the early childhood field.  She has a love for children of all ages, but enjoys spending her days working with younger children.  She is CPR & First Aid Certified and currently resides in Londonderry, NH.

Shannon Taylor, Early Explorers Teacher

Shannon earned her Bachelor’s in Communication from Keene State College.  Shannon has been teaching for over 5 years and has worked with children of all ages, as well as, students with traumatic brain injuries.  She has an infectious smile and lots of energy making her a perfect match for our toddlers!  In her free time Shannon enjoys painting and hanging out with her two dogs. 

Lisa LeShane, Adventurers Teacher

Miss Lisa LeShane holds an Associate’s degree from Manchester Community College in Early Childhood Education and has also earned her credential as an Early Childhood Master Teacher (Level 1) and is CPR/First Aid certified.  Prior to joining Learning Adventures she worked in the childcare field as a preschool and toddler teacher for over 20 years.  Miss Lisa loves working with toddlers, as she has a passion for this age group.  In her classroom, she enjoys moving and grooving with the kids, as well as, lots of imaginative and messy projects!  In her free time, Lisa enjoys reading and spending time with her daughter, Amanda.

Brittany Provencal, Pioneers Teacher

Miss Brittany Provencal holds an Associate's degree in Education from New Hampshire Technical Institute and is CPR/FA Certified.  She has worked in a variety of childcare settings and with all age groups.  She has an excellent grasp on child development, lesson planning and group management.  Miss Brittany also works part time at Piercing Pagoday and in her small amount of free time enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, reading and going to the beach.