Mission Statement

BROWN Academy’s Mission is to provide a safe and developmentally appropriate learning and recreational environment, where educators and families work cooperatively to foster the development of each individual child in meeting their full potential.

We Endeavor To:
• Provide an enriching and stimulating curriculum, as well as safe, high quality child care.
• Create strong family partnerships where we not only focus on the children in our care, but our school family becomes an extension of your family.
• Promote a professional and diversified work environment where collaboration and continued education are the norm.
• Build strong, healthy relationships within the communities we serve.

Our Director

Ashley Sherman is a native Rhode Islander. She graduated from Rhode Island College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood and Special Education. During her time in Rhode Island, Ashley worked in Head Start and Preschool programs with children ages three to five.

In 2014, she relocated to Fort Myers, pursuing a teaching position at BROWN Academy, working as lead VPK and Kindergarten teacher from 2014-2017. During this time Ashley assisted with a variety of administrative duties and was elevated to the position of Business Manager in Spring 2017. Ashley held the position of Business Manager for two years before becoming the director of BROWN Academy.
Ashley makes her home in Fort Myers with her husband and beautiful daughter, as well as their two Golden Retrievers. They enjoy spending time together as a family attending Spring Training games, visiting Disney and walking their two fun-loving dogs.

Mission Statement

BROWN Academy’s Mission is to provide a safe and developmentally appropriate learning and recreational environment, where educators and families work cooperatively to foster the development of each individual child in meeting their full potential.

We Endeavor To:
• Provide an enriching and stimulating curriculum, as well as safe, high quality child care.
• Create strong family partnerships where we not only focus on the children in our care, but our school family becomes an extension of your family.
• Promote a professional and diversified work environment where collaboration and continued education are the norm.
• Build strong, healthy relationships within the communities we serve.

Our Director

Ashley Sherman is a native Rhode Islander. She graduated from Rhode Island College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood and Special Education. During her time in Rhode Island, Ashley worked in Head Start and Preschool programs with children ages three to five.

In 2014, she relocated to Fort Myers, pursuing a teaching position at BROWN Academy, working as lead VPK and Kindergarten teacher from 2014-2017. During this time Ashley assisted with a variety of administrative duties and was elevated to the position of Business Manager in Spring 2017. Ashley held the position of Business Manager for two years before becoming the director of BROWN Academy.
Ashley makes her home in Fort Myers with her husband and beautiful daughter, as well as their two Golden Retrievers. They enjoy spending time together as a family attending Spring Training games, visiting Disney and walking their two fun-loving dogs.

Our Faculty

Our warm and friendly administrative team includes; a director, assistant directors, business manager and administrative assistant. From the time we open our doors at 7:00am until the time our school closes at 6:00pm, there are always members of our administrative team on campus ready and willing to assist the families we serve.

Every classroom is staffed with both a degreed teacher and a classroom assistant. Other members of our faculty include a Music Instructor, Physical Educator, Media Specialist, Spanish Instructor and Sign Language Specialist. Lead teachers are required to have a CDA, AA degree in Education or a BA/BS degree in a related field.

Our Swim Instructors are all American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certified; which includes CPR and First Aid certification. There is always a certified life guard on deck during our summer camp swim sessions as well as during lesson time. In addition, our swim instructors have received training in working specifically with young children.

All administrators, teachers, specialists and classroom assistants go through a rigorous interviewing process and are personally chosen by our director. All employees of BROWN Academy undergo local, state and federal background screenings prior to starting their employment at our center.

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