Meet Our Team


Kim Hope

Founder & Head of School


Kim Hope, Founder, began Bright Beginings Nursery School in 1992 for two year old children. As a result of its growth, Kim opened the doors to The Burlington Academy of Learning in 1997 and moved to our current location in Burlington, CT. Kim continues to push for a unique and enriching experience for all of the wonderful children within our programs.

Jodi Angers

School Administrator


The Academy welcomed Jodi Angers in 2004 as the 3-year-old Nursery School Head Teacher. While teaching, Jodi was able to practice the skills of a School Administrator along with Kim Hope in 2008. Jodi found a passion for this position. She expand her career and experinces as a School Administrator before returning back to The Burlington Academy of Learning in May of 2020. Today, Jodi is the School Administrator and oversees all daily operations.

Leah Pastore

Jr. Academy Administrator


Leah Pastore received her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Early Childhood Education in 2017. Since graduating, Leah has grown her experiences in early education. She joined The Academy in 2020 as Infant Program Head Teacher. Our wonderful Leah has since become the Jr. Academy School Administrator.

Courtney Angers

Public Relations Specialist


"Miss Courtney" is currently a senior Public Relations and Communication Studies student at the University of Rhode Island. She has been an early education assistant teacher for 6 years and teaches children to put love first. In the classroom, Courtney loves to help students practice their communication & life skills. 

Scott Dunstan

Grounds and Maintenance


Scott is Head of Grounds and Maintenance at The Burlington Academy of Learning. He regularly preforms maintenance and installations throughout our beautiful campus. "Mr Scott" has also been an assistant teacher for many years and is very loved by all the Burlington Academy students.

Junior Academy

Tabitha Singer

Toddler Head Teacher


Tabitha Singer has cared for children all of her life. At a young age, Tabitha would voulenteer at her church's nursery and care for nephews and neices. After raising 3 children from home, "Miss Tabitha" knew early education was her next step. Tabitha joined The Academy 2 years ago and is currently our Toddler Program Head Teacher. She passes on the values of Respect, Kindness, Politeness and Honesty.

Carly DeLeon

Infant Head Teacher


We welcome Carly to our Jr. Academy Team! "Miss Carly" is our Infant Program Head Teacher and cares so very much for each and every child. Carly has been a CNA since 2016 and it working towards becoming a pediatric nurse. You can be sure the health and safety of your children will always come first and Carly loves both children and health/medicine. Carly has been a teacher since 2015 when she began working under Jodi Angers in Granby, CT.

Laura Shears

2 Year Old Nursery School Head Teacher


We welcome Laura to our Jr. Academy team!

Laura Shears is a Head Teacher and Parent at The Burlington Academy of Learning. She first sent her children to The Academy, but soon had a drive to be a part of our team. 


"There is just something so special about the way children learn and experience the world, and it is truly a dream come true for me to be an assistant teacher at The Burlington Academy of Learning this year! " - L.S.

Jr. Academy Assistant Teachers

Kristin Porter - 2NS & Toddlers

Caroline Norton - Toddlers

Miss Zoey - Toddllers

Sabrina Settembri - Jr. Academy Asst.


Preschool & Kindergarten Academy 

Señora Analía

Directora de la Academia Bilingüe

Head of Bilingual Academy


Our wonderful Señora Analía is a native Spanish speaker from Uruguay, South America. Analía incorporates the everyday language skills such as speaking and listening through a communicative approach. Spanish is incorporated into every activity so students may practice using the language naturally. Analía uses a hands-on approach in the classroom, and allows students the independence to be who they are and learn through mistakes. 

Natalie Carbone

PreKindergarten Head Teacher


Natalie Carbone, Pre-Kindergarten Head Teacher, has a masters degree in social work and is working towards her masters degree in Early Education. "Miss Carbone" has been a Head Teacher for 3 years at The Academy. Natalie values the support of a child's individual needs and allows children the opportunity to develop their creative skills and explore personal interests. 

Maureen Delbone

3 Year Old Nursery School Head Teacher


Maureen Delbone has been a part of our family for over 10 years! Previously, Maureen held the title of 2-year-old Nursery School Head Teacher for 4 years. She has been our Kindergarten Enrichment and Before School teacher as well as our Adventure Camp Counsler. Maureen is a team-player and values being an active member of The Academy and in her family. She has 3 children of her own and endlessly supports them in everything they do.

Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten Assistant Teachers

Caitlin Angers - Bilingual Program

Catherine Dilernia - PreKindergarten

Esther Minery - PreKindergarten

Jess Treault - 3 Nursery School


Enrichment Academy

Taylor Winters

Enrichment Academy Head Teacher


We welcome Taylor to our Academy team!

Taylor Winters strives to create a safe and productive yet fun environment for the Enrichment Academy students. While our wonderful school-age students are attending school, Miss Taylor has been an administrative assistant in the Main Office. 

Enrichment Academy Assistant Teachers

Nate Dichiara

Jen Dichiara


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Located in Burlington, CT

4 Covey rd., Burlington CT 06013

6 Covey rd., Burlington CT 06013

10 Covey rd., Burlington CT 06013




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