Brandi Fleischer - Director
I was born in Corvalis, Oregon and moved to South Carolina when I was four. Our family then moved to Georgia, after I graduated from Johnson High School in Savannah, GA., I moved back to Lexington, SC.
I started my career in early childhood education when I was 19 years old. After working at two other licensed centers, I decided to join the staff at LMCDC in 2000 as the infant room teacher. I later became the lead teacher for the preschool classrooms. I was promoted to assistant director in 2004 and subsequently was promoted to director in 2005. I have close to 17 years of experience in a professional early childhood development environment and am continuing to complete my associates in Early Childhood Development
I have been married to Kenny for 15 years and have three children: Cheyenne 15, Arlen 11, and Devlin 7. I love children, my job, frogs (favorite color: green), animals, playing volleyball and horseback riding. I also love going to Tybee Island!
April Davis - Assistant Director
I am a native of Gilbert, South Carolina. I graduated from Lexington High School in 1998.
I have always had a passion for children and knew that working with children would be my lifetime career. I started at LMCDC in 2001 as an infant room teacher. I was promoted to assistant director in 2005. I completed my associates degree in Early Childhood Education in 2012.
I have been married to John for 14 years and we have three children: Zackary 13, Austin 11, and Trevor 4. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, going to the beach as well as the mountains!
Lisa Brasseur - Curriculum Coordinator
I joined LMCDC in January 2014 as the three year old teacher and stepped out of the classroom in June 2014 to become the center’s curriculum coordinator. My role here at the center is to support the teaching staff with curriculum planning, organizing classrooms and the daily classroom structure and time management of students and teachers.
I am originally from West Virginia and moved to Charlotte NC in 2007 where I previously taught in the two’s, three’s, four’s and 5 year old pre K classroom. I moved to Lexington SC in January with my husband of 16 years and our two children. My son, Jacob 15, is a freshman at Lexington High School and is on the Varsity Wrestling team. My daughter, Emily 11, is a sixth grader at PHES, is in the Honors Choir and also plays soccer. I love to read, run, kayak, hike and go camping.
I was born to a U.S. military family in Europe and came to the US in 1980. After graduating high school, I attended Pasco Hernando Community College and Dekalb Community College. I have been employed and self-employed in a variety of industries ranging from international banking, commercial real estate leasing to a startup delivery service.
Once I started a family, I began reading about Early Childhood Education and how I could ensure the best start for my children. I realized the importance for children to socialize and interact with children of their own age in order to promote natural personal growth and stimulation. This fundamental need was confirmed by early childhood education professionals. Everything I read pointed towards social interaction with children of their own age in a quality program which would increase their chances of cognitive, linguistic, social and emotional development.
Upon enrolling my children in a child care center, they would talk about their day and their experiences. I started paying close attention to their likes, dislikes, current issues and learned what would be “cool”. I also learned that many daycare facilities lacked the necessary staff, skill, and expertise to provide a child the tools and challenges to achieve and optimize personal growth. We decided that we would open a child development center that would allow us to incorporate many of the ideas and concepts our children have shared as well as the thoughts and concerns of parents and teachers.
After conducting thorough research and interviews, we concluded that LMCDC met many of our criteria and expectations. We eagerly purchased LMCDC in 2005. We enrolled in numerous early childhood education classes and we continue to research this field to stay current with progressive methods and instruction to better provide the very best environment for the children.
In 2008, we broke ground for our Afterschool/ Multipurpose building including our basketball, sand volleyball court and soccer field.
We are enjoying every moment of our decision to invest our time, efforts and love of children into this great campus. We hope you will feel the same.
Our children are now Alanna 10, Ashton 14, Aleah 15 and Akiko 18, they still continue to give us their perspective and we still listen.....