Meet Our Team


Kim Hope



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

Head of School


Jodi Angers was appointed Head of School during the 2020/2021 School Year. Jodi began her story at The Academy in 2004 as the 3-year-old Nursery School Head Teacher. While teaching, Jodi fulfilled the role of School Administrator alongside Kim Hope in 2008. Jodi found a passion for this position and expand her experinces as a School Administrator. In May of 2020, Jodi returned to The Burlington Academy of Learning to oversee all daily operations as School Administrator. 

Leah Pastore

Jr. Academy Administrator


 "Miss Leah" was appointed 

Jr. Academy School Administrator for the 2020/2021 School Year. Previously, Miss Leah was the head teacher of our Infant Program. She oversees the  daily operations of our Infant Program, Toddler Program and 2 Year Old Nursery School Program. Miss Leah has grown her experiences in Early Childhood Education since graduating in 2017. with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Early Childhood Education. 

Taylor Winters

PreKindergarten / Kindergarten Academy & Enrichment Academy Administrator


Miss Taylor is our PreKindergarten/Kindergarten Academy & Enrichment Academy Administrator. Taylor oversees daily operations for both programs. She is a certified Head Teacher for Birth through 5 years old. Miss Taylor strives to create a safe, productive and fun environment for all staff and students.  

Courtney Angers

Communications Coordinator


"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

Head of Grounds & Maintenance


Scott is Head of Grounds and Maintenance at The Burlington Academy of Learning. He regularly installs additions and rennovations 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


Laura Shears is the 2 Year Old Nursery School Head Teacher. She encourages students to learn through play and works with each child to build communication skills. Miss Laura works closely with our Bilingual Program and introduces the Spanish language to her students.

Jr. Academy Assistant Teachers

Miss Kristin - 2NS

Miss Sabrina - 2NS

Miss Caroline - Toddlers

Miss Esther - Toddlers


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


"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. Natalie Carbone has a masters degree in social work and is working towards her masters degree in Early Education.

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

Miss Courtney -

Bilingual Academy


Miss Caitlin -

Bilingual Academy


Miss Catherine - PreKindergarten


Miss Jess -

3 Nursery School


Enrichment Academy

Enrichment Academy Assistant Teachers

Miss Zoey 

Miss Jen

Mr Nate


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(860) 675-3598


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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