Hi, my name is Becky Anderson and I have been working at Bright Beginnings for over 5 years. I am married to my husband Jim. Together we have a son named Ethan and he is a student at Pier School. I am the assistant teacher in the Preschool Room. I love children very much and enjoy watching them grow everyday and learn new experiences. Our family is actively involved in many programs at our church we attend. I also enjoy going to the movies and shopping. 

Two Year Olds

Hello, my name is Melissa. I took this job because I enjoy working with children. I volunteer Tuesdays and Fridays at the Fond du lac Luthern Home with my Grandma. I am on a bowling league with family and friends. In my spare time I enjoy reading, movies, and playing with my nephews. For the past 15 years I have helped with JR. Fishing Tournament during Walleye Weekend.
Hi, my name is Karin Schmitz. I started at Bright Beginnings Academy in January of 2015. I am the lead teacher in the downstairs one year old room. My calling has always been in daycare and I have been working with children since 1989. I find it very rewarding teaching children, especially when they learn something new. There is always something new to learn. My husband's name is Brian and I have 3 wonderful step-sons and 2 grandkids. I love being outdoors and reading. My favorite sport is baseball. Please feel free to stop in and say Hi.

One Year Olds

Hi, my name is Joanna Coursey and I am the lead teacher in the Upstairs One Year Old's room. I am originally from Arizona and moved back here after college with my husband, Matthew. I truly enjoy working with children of all ages. I have worked at Bright Beginnings since October of 2012. When not at work I enjoy crafting of all sorts and exercising. If you have any questions feel free to stop in! :)

​Infants (Upstairs 1's)

Hi, my name is Sami. I am the Director of Marketing and Food Service here at Bright Beginnings. I also manage the Work Experience Program provided through W2. I have been employed here since May of 2014. I take care of all aspects of the Food Program, all of our fundraisers and the marketing and advertisement. I recently bought a house with my boyfriend of 4 years, Corey. We live in the house together with our 1.5 year old German Shepherd (Mace) and our Tabby Cat (Chip). My favorite part of working here is seeing the children grow and progress throughout their years here. I've had the pleasure of seeing children start to walk and then start to read! That's an awesome feeling! Feel free to stop by and say hello! :)
Hi, my name is Desiree. I attended the university of Wisconsin Stout in Menomonie, WI. I majored in Human Development and Family Studies. Currently I reside in Fond du lac with my spouse and our 3 year old son. I have been working in childcare since my junior year of high school. I have worked with every age group but I am currently the lead teacher in the school age room here at Bright Beginnings. I have always enjoyed working with children and been drawn toward educating children. My favorite thing about working with young children is getting to be a part of their growth as people. I also truly love the never ending enthusiasm kids always have.


Hi, my name is Stacy House. I am a junior at Wisconsin Virtual Academy. For years now I have wanted to have a career in Childcare. I am now starting my career here at Bright Beginnings. I am hoping to move up within the childcare career as I expand my education. Please feel free to stop in and say hello!

School Age Room

​Hi, my name is Brenda Donahue. I started at Bright Beginnings Academy in August of 2013. I started in the One Year Old room and have since moved to the Two Year Old room. I co-teach with Ms. Hitasha Morgan. I began as a volunteer at the Headstart Program in my mothers classroom. I enjoyed it so much that I went to MPTC for classes in 1978. I am also a certified Nurses Assisstant. I ran my own in home daycare for 12 years (1995-2007) which I enjoyed very much. I am married to my husband Richard. We have a dog named Jazzy and two cats, Sassy and Lucy. I enjoy going camping, bike riding, taking long walks with my dog, doing home decoration and crafts, and spending time with my family. I also enjoy to cook, bake, and to go shopping.

Director of Marketing and Food Service