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.
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.
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.
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.
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.