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 realized in 2012.  Mrs. Jackson is CPR & First Aid certified and currently resides in Bedford with her husband, Archie, their 2 children and 2 dogs.  

Lisa LeShane, Center Director

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 believes that all children are unique and should be givent the opportunity to learn at their own pace.   She enjoys moving and grooving with the kids, as well as, lots of imaginative and messy projects when she is in a classroom.  In her free time, Lisa enjoys reading and spending time with her daughter, Amanda.

Catherine D'Amico, Adventurers Teacher

Miss Catherine D’Amico has earned her Associates of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education and her Certificate in Early Childhood Education/Special Education from Manchester Community College. After MCC she attended Keene State College and earned her Bachelor of Science in Education; specializing in birth to age five and also received a Minor in Communications. She is certified in CPR /First Aid for infants – Pre-K, and has seven plus years of experience working in various centers with children ranging in age from infant to pre-k.  In her free time she enjoys coaching Merrimack Tigers Special Olympics basketball team, as well as, spending time with family at her favorite place, on the beach. She is from Merrimack NH where she lives with her parents and 2 sisters.  

Elysia Sullivan, Pioneers Teacher

Ms. Elysia Sullivan has worked in the Early Childhood field for over 12 years.  She attended Granite State Collee where she studied early education and discovered that she is passionate about teaching children through art.   She loves to plan messy sensory activities for the children to explore and feels children learn best through hands on activities, but also has an excellent grasp on child development, lesson planning and group management..  In her spare time, she enjoys many forms of art such as drawing, painting and cake design.  She is CPR/FA certified and currently resides in Nashua with her husband, three children and two dogs.    

Brianna Nickerson, Early Explorers Teacher

Miss Brianna attended classes at Nashua Community College and Manchester Community College to become Associate teacher qualified in Early Childhood Education.  She plans on furthering her education in ECE in the future. She has worked in child care for the past 6 years, and is eager to continue for many years to come. She believes that children deserve to feel safe and have fun everyday, she strives to always make their learning space just that! Miss Brianna lives in Goffstown with her boyfriend and loves spending time outdoors when the weather is nice.  She also enjoys being surrounded by her friends and family.  

Avery Desruisseau, Tiny Travelers Teacher

Miss Avery is a skilled educator with over 4 years of classroom experience, and is currently in her 3rd year of earning her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. Miss Avery has a passion for teaching young children and is also an expert book reader, having taken extensive training on the importance of reading to young children and how to read to young children. While books are definitely a favorite classroom resource of hers, she also loves fine motor activities and lots of open-ended art that allows the children to explore and get messy!  Miss Avery recently moved to New Boston and in her free time enjoys hiking with her dogs.

 

Andrea Allan, Substitute

Ms. Andrea Allan has earned her Associates degree from Mt. Ida College in Newton, MA.  She has also taken multiple Early Childhood classes from Granite State and Penn Foster Colleges.  She has over 15 years experience working in the childcare field, mainly with Preschool and PreK age children.  She believes that children learn best through their environment and facilitates their learning with new play materials and opportunities every day.  In her free time she enjoys being outside, spending time with her 3 grown daughters and playing with her new puppy!