I received my Bachelors of Science in Child Development/Family Relations with an emphasis in Child Life from the University of Idaho in 1992. I have been teaching for twenty five years and started the original preschool in my home in 2004 teaching 3 year olds. With increased interest and demand, I expanded into teaching a Pre-K class. Three years later I was able to expand further, providing early education to children in Liberty Lake and the surrounding communities which has enabled me to give families an opportunity to have the preschool experiences they desire for their children. Fall 2018 school year will be our 12th year at our Liberty Lake Children’s Academy location – we have been a great success due to the wonderful parents in the community and my incredible teaching staff!
I have 3 children of my own, Valerie 21, Asia 18 and Drake 16. They are the pure joys in my life that give the sunshine to my every morning - rain or shine. I am also lucky to be married to a wonderful man, Greg, who supports me in so many ways – I couldn’t have done this adventure without him. Greg is a mortician/funeral director with Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services of Spokane. I look forward to being part of your child’s earliest education experience. Welcome to Liberty Lake Children’s Academy.
Miss Bree - Lead Teacher
Hello! I'm Breeun Johnson (Miss Bree), and I'm so excited to be at Liberty Lake Children's Academy this year! I completed my internship here last year and absolutely fell in love with the staff and the children, and knew that this was exactly where I wanted to be. I am wrapping up my Bachelor's in Children's Studies this quarter (one math class to go) from Eastern Washington University. I have four children ages 16, 13, 10 and 1. When I'm not being a goofball at school, you can find me being a goofball at home. I love music, cooking, reading, and hula hooping. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to learn with your children and grow with them! I believe that I have the best job in the entire world, and my enthusiasm and dedication reflects just how passionate I am about children.
Miss Debbie - Lead Teacher
Hello! My name is Debbie Edwards, I received my BAE from Eastern Washington University. I love teaching children and have been blessed to teach Special Education, Toddlers and Pre-Kindergarten. I have been married to my husband Kevin for 23 years and we have 3 beautiful boys. Austin is 22, Randy is 19 and a Sophomore at Whitworth University, and our youngest is Thomas who is a Junior at Central Valley High School. Our family loves sports and the outdoors. Our boys keep us very busy attending sports and school activities. I truly love being a wife, a mother and a teacher. I am excited for the upcoming school year. I look forward to meeting you all. We are going to have so much fun learning together. It's going to be a great year!
Miss Jenna - Lead Teacher
Hello. My name is Jenna Major, and I am so excited to begin my new adventure working at Liberty Lake Children’s Academy. I was raised in Spokane and went away for college. I received my Bachelors of Science in Special Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2007. After college I moved to Colorado where I taught special education in a wonderful charter school.
My family lives in Spokane Valley and I have been lucky to stay home with my son for the past 5 years. My family is all soccer players and just this winter we taught our son to embrace the cold and learn to ski. But our biggest joy is college basketball. I myself bleed GONZAGA blue but my better half was born and raised a Carolina Tar Heel. Our son remains undecided for now. I am so excited to return to teaching at such a wonderful school.
Miss Kathy - Lead Teacher
Hi, my name is Kathy Schaefer – or Miss Kathy as the children call me. I grew up in the mid- west. I received a Bachelor’s of Science from Eastern Michigan University in Elementary Special Education. After college, I moved to Las Vegas to pursue my teaching career and I taught in the classroom for over 13 years. I continued my education at UNLV where I received a Master’s degree in Special Education.
My husband and I moved to the Liberty Lake in 2003. At that time, I chose to stay at home with my children. My husband Eric is a physical therapist. We have two children, Ethan and Hannah. My family loves to ski in the winters and camp in the summers. We feel very blessed to live in such a welcoming community. I have loved getting back into the education field and working with children and have been at Liberty Lake Children’s Academy now for 5 years – entering my 6th year. I can’t wait to meet your children and look forward to providing you and your child with a positive and fun learning experience.