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 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 26 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.


CiCi Miller Dunn

Morning Supervisor

CiCi began as a school parent.  She joined our team in 2021.  She has taught Pre-K in Texas as well as run numerous youth programs and summer camps in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Head Teachers

Lorraine Yordan

Infant Teacher

Michelle Carreiro

Toddler One Teacher

Maureen Payton

Preschool Co-Teacher

Briana Knight

Preschool Co-Teacher

Edie Resendes

Yearling Teacher 

Janelle Dublin 

Toddler Two Teacher 

Jordyn Riley

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher


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