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Meet Our Director

I have only lived in Hilliard for two years but it has quickly become our home. I have been married for 21 years to my husband, Kyle, and we have two sons, Josh and Drew. Josh just graduated from Hilliard Bradley this year and Drew is currently a sophomore. I am originally from Kentucky and have my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education K-4.   After staying home with my sons for several years, I became a teacher at our church’s preschool where I taught every age group over the course of my time there. I later worked as a YMCA childcare director before moving to North Carolina for my husband’s job change. Once there, I had the pleasure of working for a Head Start/Preschool program where I was the nutrition coordinator for the 900 children in our programs. My husband’s career advancement lead us to Ohio in 2014 and we could not be happier. It has been wonderful thus far and we are putting down roots to make Hilliard our home for many years to come.

In conclusion, I would like to say that I believe it takes a village to raise a child and as parents, teachers, community members, and administration here, we all play a part in helping our children develop and become successful individuals. I am looking forward to meeting each and every one of you and your children. You will find that my door is always open and I am here to support you in any possible way.

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Our Program

Children are born eager to learn. Brightside Academy Ohio’s curriculum helps lead children to their full potential and prepares them for success in school and beyond.

Our kindergarten readiness programs teach age-appropriate lessons that encourage development in a safe and nurturing environment. Trained and experienced teachers care for and educate infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in the areas of reading, math, communication and exploration daily.

diapers-wipes Kids enrolled at Brightside Academy – Cleveland Avenue Like receive FREE diapers and wipes while attending the academy!

School-age children benefit from before- and after-school care in a supervised and enriching environment and from a fun summer camp program when school is not in session.


Brightside Academy Ohio-Cleveland Avenue is open from 6:00 am to 6:30 pm. We are located in the busy plaza at the intersection of Cleveland Avenue and E. 24th Avenue and next door to a grocery store. Our location is convenient to many of the nearby Linden community’s housing divisions. COTA buses service the area.

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For your convenience Brightside Academy Ohio accepts various forms of payment including government programs like Title XX. We also accept cash, money orders, and credit cards.

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