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Learning Their Way Mission Statement

Our professional and dedicated team at Learning Their Way provides a safe environment in which children can grow and learn in ways that will enhance their lives spiritually, physically, and academically. Our children develop positive social skills and values and learn about their world through age-appropriate lessons that help to foster development in the areas of literacy, math, science, social and emotional skills, fine and gross motor skills, Bible knowledge, music, and creative arts.

Learning Their Way Vision Statement

Our vision is to be the recognized leader in providing the best early education for Pre-K3, Pre-K4, and Kindergarten students. Known for our exceptional educational programs, quality educators, and community relationships, we pride ourselves on our unique blend of fun and learning in a safe and faith filled environment.

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Danielle Budnik

Ms. Danielle is the Owner/Director of Learning Their Way. She taught Kindergarten at Learning Their Way for six years and has sixteen years of teaching experience. She took over ownership and the director position during the 2020-21 school year.  She graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. Ms. Danielle is a Texas certified teacher and is ESL certified. She loves to practice yoga and serve others through her love for cooking. You can find a list of her favorites here.

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Anna Westbrook

Ms. Anna is one of the Pre-K4 teachers at Learning Their Way. She has been a teacher at Learning Their Way for three years and has four years of teaching experience. She graduated from Texas A& M University with a bachelor's degree in Environmental Geoscience. Ms. Anna is a currently working on getting her alternative teacher certification. She loves being a mom and spending time hiking, fishing, camping, and hunting outdoors. You can find a list of her favorites here.

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Erin Martinez

Ms. Erin is the Assistant Director & Kindergarten teacher at Learning Their Way. She has been a teacher at Learning Their Way for three years and has nineteen years of teaching experience. She graduated from Texas Lutheran University with a bachelor's degree in Multidisciplinary Studies with a specialization in Reading Instruction. Ms. Erin is a Texas certified teacher and is ESL and GT certified. She loves to read and spend time with her friends and family. You can find a list of her favorites here.

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Tammy Jackson-Magott

Ms. Tammy is one of the Pre-K4 teachers at Learning Their Way. She joined the Learning Their Way team last year and has eighteen years of Pre-K teaching experience. She graduated from University of Texas San Antonio with a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and has a Child Development Associate Credential. She loves to play volleyball and is in a 9-pin bowling league. You can find a list of her favorites here.

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Katie Barrett

Ms. Katie is one of the Pre-K4 teachers at Learning Their Way. She has been a teacher at Learning Their Way for three years and has twelve years of teaching experience. She graduated from Baylor University with a bachelor's degree in Early Education and master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Ms. Katie is a Texas certified teacher and is ESL and GT certified. She loves to hike, read, and drink good coffee. You can find a list of her favorites here.

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Carla Perez

Ms. Carla is the Pre-K3 teacher at Learning Their Way. She has been the Pre-K3 teacher at Learning Their Way for twelve years and has seventeen years of teaching experience. She graduated from High School in 1992 and spent many years as a family nanny. Ms. Carla loves to spend time with her girlfriends and family, go to the movies, and do crafts with her grandchildren. You can find a list of her favorites here.

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Angel Blakey

Ms. Angel is the emergent literacy teacher & substitute at Learning Their Way. She has been a teacher at Learning Their Way for six years and has fifteen years of Pre-K teaching experience. She is a Navy veteran and has several years of child psychology education from Palamar Community College in San Diego.  She loves riding bikes, spending time with her family and going to the beach. You can find a list of her favorites here.