Melissa TurnerVice 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 Frank served as the owners of Legacy Academy for Children® in Oakwood, Georgia from 1997 to 2002. Under Melissa's leadership as the Director of this school, they successfully achieved NAEYC Accreditation in 2000. This hands-on operational experience has proven to be a huge asset as they support new owners. Melissa and Frank are ongoing sponsors of the Autism Georgia Golf Tournament, AFLAC Cancer Center and Dare to Share. Frank and Melissa are the proud parents of two children - two huge reasons for their decision to commit to the early care and education industry.
Frank TurnerPresident and partner of Legacy Academy, Inc
Frank Turner is President of Legacy Academy and of our affiliate, Commercial Contractors, Inc. Frank has been actively involved in the construction business for over 20 years and personally oversaw the design and copyright of our building. Frank oversees the site selection and building of each of our schools. A successful real estate investor and developer, Frank graduated from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia with a degree in business information systems. Prior to his development of Legacy Academy, he had a successful career in the high tech industry focusing on telephony and videoconferencing. Frank serves on the Board of Directors for the Boy Scouts of America NE Georgia Council.
Dianne BakerQuality Assurance and Education Program Specialist
Dianne brings an extensive background in the field of Early Care and Education. She comes to Legacy Corporate with a wide range of experiences spanning the course of two decades, which include various roles such as Operations Consultant, Curriculum Developer, NAEYC Support Consultant, Georgia Level II trainer, Center Director, and Pre-K and Kindergarten Teacher. Dianne attended Guilford College in North Carolina and holds a B.A. in Elementary Education. She has worked in the childcare industry in North Carolina, Florida and Georgia. She has the passion and drive to provide ongoing support to the Legacy Academy system of schools. Her individual style of collaboration and creative drive provide all of our centers with the guidance to ensure continued success.
Breshia DanielFranchise Support Specialist
Breshia Daniel manages Franchise Support with the hopes of one day owning her own child development center. With experience as Operations Manager of a small business, she will earn her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and pursue an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education soon after. As a volunteer working at a program serving infants through school age, her hard work and passion for children allowed her to achieve the role of Assistant Director. Her broad knowledge of NAEYC, Georgia State Licensing requirements, and the understanding of the funded GA PreK Program, offers Legacy Academy a strong foundation in tandem with her business acumen. Breshia believes that a key part of her journey has been the relationships developed with children, parents, teachers and child care professionals. The ability to work closely with the program allowed her the ability to practice what has been learned while strengthening her skills. She and her husband reside in Norcross with hopes of having children of their own.