4536A Nelson Brogdon Blvd. Sugar Hill, GA 30518 | 770-932-0091

Franchise Management:

Franchise Owner Melissa TurnerMelissa Turner

Vice President and partner of Legacy Academy, Inc

Melissa is Vice President and partner of Legacy Academy, Inc. In her role as VP, she has successfully overseen the development and opening of every Legacy Academy for Children early care and education center throughout several states. Melissa is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and has had a successful career in banking, managing a billion dollar wholesaler of mortgage loans. She has successfully overseen SBA loan applications with her franchisees. Melissa received Governor Sonny Purdue’s appointment to the Georgia Early Care and Learning Board in 2005.

Melissa and her husband served as the owners of Legacy Academy for Children in Oakwood, Georgia from 1997 to 2002. Under Frank and Melissa Turner’s leadership, they successfully achieved NAEYC Accreditation in 2000. This hands-on operational experience has proven to be a huge asset as they support new owners. Frank and Melissa are ongoing sponsors of the Autism Georgia Golf Tournament, AFLAC Cancer Center and Dare to Share. Frank and Melissa Turner are the proud parents of two children – two huge reasons for their decision to commit to the early care and education industry.



Teresa Polniak

Director of Education and Quality Assurance

Teresa Polniak earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Central Florida and her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.  As a teacher in the classroom and then serving in administration as the dean of students, Teresa’s passion was and continues to be the education of young people. She is excited to be part of the Legacy Academy team and further our commitment to setting the standard for quality child care and education. She is married to Christian Polniak, a Captain in the U.S. Army JAG Corps, and they are the proud parents of Tessa and Cooper.





Breshia Daniel

Business Operations Manager

Breshia Daniel has been with Legacy Academy Corporate Office for three years.  She offers general technical support to all locations, including website management, accounting software, and basic Microsoft suite trouble shooting.  She assists with quality assurance visits and reports for all locations, as well as edits, updates, and maintains policies and procedures in the company operations manual, including the online portal.  Breshia also works alongside the quality assurance specialist as one of the coordinators for planning and hosting the annual training conference and all other corporate events. Her broad knowledge of NAEYC, Georgia state licensing requirements, and the understanding of the GA Pre-k Program, offers Legacy Academy a strong foundation in tandem with her business acumen.