Foundation Academy is privately owned and operated by Keri and Tim Burpee. Keri was a teacher for 30 years before retiring from the classroom to help manage the business. She loves playing a role in educating and caring for children on a daily basis.
Tim started Foundation Academy in 2007 after a career as a pastor and youth minister since the age of 18. He enjoys how his role keeps him invested in the lives of families and the community each day. Away from work, they spend most of their time with their four children and their first grandchild, but try to travel when they can!
OUR DESIRE IS TO CARE FOR CHILDREN AND GIVE THEM A STRONG START:
We help them see how they are unique and begin to grasp the special plan that God has for their lives.
Foundation Academy partners with families and children in their formative years in order to fulfill this goal each day.
Amanda is the director of Foundation Academy Newnan. She graduated from Mercer University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree. Amanda is currently pursuing her Masters in Business Administration. Her passion for children began with teaching Sunday school and babysitting. She has been working with children for over 19 years, and has held a variety of positions at childcare centers, including 7 years as an assistant director. Amanda is a mom to one fur baby, and in her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
Keri is the director of Foundation Academy Brookhaven. She graduated from Mercer University in 1987 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She later received her Masters in Early Childhood Education and Specialist degree in Instruction from Piedmont College. She is a retired school teacher, and has been working with children for over 30 years. In her spare time she enjoys spending time at the beach and with her family.
Shannon is the director of Foundation Academy Perry. Shannon worked at Foundation Academy for over 7 years before getting her CDA certification, and becoming director of Foundation Academy Perry. She became an aunt at the age of 9, and knew at that time she wanted to work for children when she grew up. In her spare time she enjoys watching her son play baseball or cheering on the Braves and Georgia Bulldogs.
Amy is the director of Foundation Academy Warner Robins. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Georgia Southwestern State University in 2007. She has been the director at Foundation Academy Warner Robins since the center opened over 10 years ago! In her spare time she enjoys shopping and leading worship at her church.
Sthar is the director of Foundation Academy Habersham. She graduated from The University of Georgia in 1987 with a degree in Accounting, and worked as an accountant for 6 years. Before Sthar became the director at Foundation Academy Habersham in 2008, she owned and operated her own childcare center for 10 years. In her spare time she enjoys organizing parties to celebrate others, and spending time at the lake with friends and family.
EXPLORE OUR PROGRAMS
6 weeks – 1 year
Ages 2-3 years
4 years old
5-12 years old (Newnan location only)