Laura Talbott, Director
Laura serves as the Director of Juniper Hills Academy. Laura holds her Bachelor of Arts in Childhood, Youth, and Society from the University of Chichester in England and a Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate. As an avid traveler, Laura started her teaching career across the globe in several countries including Thailand, Cambodia, Australia, and New Zealand. Laura is originally from the UK and moved to the United States in 2016, where she started working as a daycare teacher. As Juniper Hills Academy’s director, she oversees the day-to-day operations of the center, leads the teaching team, and ensures all lesson plans and events align with the center’s vision. She’s married to a Texan and has a beautiful daughter in the infant room at Juniper Hills Academy. She promises to love your kiddos almost as much as she loves her own.
LaToya Walker, Assistant Director
LaToya is the Assistant Director of Juniper Hills Academy. LaToya’s formal education began at Brown University where she earned her Assistant Director certificate, then she obtained her Childcare Development Associate Credentials at the Knowledge Learning Center before heading to Ashford University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and Master’s in Early Childhood Education Leadership. LaToya holds a USDA certification for meal planning from Virginia’s Planning Counsel/Children’s Harbor and is also a certified CASA guardian in Travis county. With over 15 years of experience in early childhood education, she has a wealth of knowledge and expertise within the industry. As assistant director, she assists in the responsibilities of daily operations, acts as the event coordinator for the yearly curriculum calendar, and oversees educators in classroom management. She’s dedicated to ensuring that all students and educators are safe and feel welcomed. LaToya loves breaking down barriers and empowering children to become lifelong learners.
What Our Families are Saying
We love Juniper Hills! Our daughter is thriving in this school. The center and curriculum are geared to foster a learning environment as well as allow the children to explore new concepts and the outdoors. The staff are competent and well-educated. We couldn’t be happier!
– Rachel A.
We absolutely Love Juniper Hills! We switched over from another school about 8 months ago and the quality of instruction and administration we have experienced at the Juniper Hills has been exceptional. Our son has grown so much under Ms Amanda’s loving teaching and we really appreciate receiving daily pictures and updates of the activities. We are so happy to have found such a great school and fantastic teachers. Highly recommend.
– Barret B.
When my son had to miss a few days of school at JHA, I continued to feel disappointed that he was missing time engaging with and learning from his teachers and classmates. It was a reminder of just how much we love JHA. It’s been the perfect place for him to safely learn and grow while being cared for so well!
– Danielle R.
I would absolutely recommend Juniper Hills! The small class sizes are great. They tailor your child’s needs to their development level. The facility is clean and inviting. They have fun activities scheduled throughout the year for the children.
– Rena C.
Juniper Hills has been so wonderful for my 1.5 year old! The staff is fantastic, the building and backyards are always clean and inviting and most importantly, my kiddo always has fun.