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.

Irene Lanchester, Adventurers 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.

Brittany Provencal, Pioneers Teacher

Miss Brittany Provencal holds an Associate's degree in Education from New Hampshire Technical Institute and holds an Advanced Early Childhood Certificate from Manchester Community College and she is also CPR/FA certified.  She has worked in a variety of childcare settings and with all age groups.  She has been teaching for over 7 years and has an excellent grasp on child development, lesson planning and group management.  She has been a part of the Learning Adventures team for over 3 years and loves teaching our 3 year olds.  Miss Brittany also works part time and in her small amount of free time enjoys spending time with her friends, playing card games, and going to the beach. 

Shannon Taylor, Early Explorers Teacher

Shannon earned her Bachelor’s in Communication from Keene State College.  Shannon has been teaching for over 8 years and has worked with children of all ages, as well as, students with traumatic brain injuries.  She is CPR/FA certified and has been a part of the Learning Adventures team for 3 years. 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. 

Emily Gagnon, Tiny Travelers Teacher

Miss Emily Gagnon is currently attending Manchester Community College to finish up her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She does have future plans to earn her Bachelor's degree.  She has worked with children from an early age babysitting, nannying and performing camp counselor duties.  She has worked in a center environment for over 4 years.  Children are her passion and she cannot imagine herself being in any other line of work.  In her free time, Emily enjoys getting outdoors - especially when she can take her dog to the beach!

Emily McAuliffe, Substitute

Miss Emily McAuliffe holds an Associate's Degree from Manchester Community College in Early Childhood Education.  She is currently attending New England College to obtain her Bachelor's in Education Communities.  You will see Emily working around the building with all age groups and has over 10 years of experience working with children from infants to 5th Grade.  Most of her experience has been from babysitting, private childcare centers and most recently a public school district.  She is also CPR/FA certified.  A fun fact about Miss Emily is she has been part of a synchronized swimming team for over 14 years either as a member or coach!