ur faculty is our greatest asset. This faculty has been selected for their dedication to young children and their education and experience. We have on staff a speech and language pathologist, a registered nurse, teachers certified in elementary education or early childhood and teacher assistants. Our staff is certified in CPR. All faculty members participate in extensive professional development throughout the year. They are creative, enthusiastic and sincere lovers of children.


Shannon Kelley

Director / Owner

Shannon has been with Bright Ideas for almost 20 years.  She has been a classroom teacher as well as an administrator.  She holds an Associate’s Degree in early childhood and a Bachelor’s Degree in communication.  She and her husband Keith own Bright Ideas.


Keith Kelley

Co-Owner/Office Manager

Keith works full time at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) as a project manager.  He is typically at the school in the afternoons and whenever needed!


Lea Squatrito

Afternoon Supervisor

Lea has been with Bright Ideas since it first opened in 1991.  Lea has been a lead teacher with every age group in our center.  Her years of experience here makes her a perfect  match for our afternoon supervisor position.

Head Teachers

Kristin Stahl

Infant Teacher

Jordan Nellis

Toddler One Teacher

Maureen Payton

Preschool Teacher

Briana Knight

Yearling Teacher 

Janelle Dublin 

Toddler Two Teacher 

Jordyn Riley

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher


Thank you for your interest in working at Bright Ideas.

If you are interested in hearing more about employment opportunities at Bright Ideas, please contact: Shannon Kelley at (401) 849-0055 or email a cover letter and resume to shannon@brightideaspreschool.com.