Meet our Administrators
Logan Harris first attended The Learning Tree Academy as a student when her mother opened the center in 1993. She participated in the CIT/LIT program as a teenager and began working as a lifeguard at the age of 16. She continued to work as a lifeguard at The Learning Tree during the summers while pursuing her degree in Spanish at Presbyterian College. After graduation, Logan and her husband Kyle returned to Toccoa. At this time, she began working as a counselor during the summer program and in the fall of 2010 assumed the role of Assistant Director. Logan has a special love for the children and staff at The Learning Tree Academy. This is not only because she loves working with children, but also because The Learning Tree is a part of so many of her childhood memories and is the place where she learned much of what has made her into the person she is today. Logan has many dreams and goals for her future at The Learning Tree including using her degree in Spanish to enrich the academics offered within the classrooms. Logan and Kyle are happy to be a part of the “LTA family” and feel blessed to have such a wonderful place for their son and daughter to learn and grow.
(Programs Pre-K through 11 yrs)
Samantha began attending The Learning Tree Academy (LTA) as a 2nd grade student. During her senior year of high school, she began her career at LTA as a teacher in the afterschool program. While in college at the University of Georgia, Samantha completed an internship at UGA's McPhaul Child Development Lab and shortly after obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Child and Family Development. After graduation, Samantha returned to LTA as the lead Pre-K teacher. The following year, she moved to kindergarten teacher until assuming the role of supervisor in 2014. During her free time, Samantha enjoys crafting and spending time at the lake. "I have so many wonderful memories and look forward to continued success and many new discoveries with children at LTA!"
(Programs 6 weeks- 3 yrs)
Heidi is originally from Rochester, New York. She came to Toccoa Falls College in '93 where she earned a degree in Cross Cultural Communications. During high school and college, Heidi worked with inner city children for the Salvation Army. After graduation, she worked for the YMCA as a camp counselor and preschool gymnastics coach. Her love for children led her to The Learning Tree Academy in the fall of 2009 when she began working with infants. In 2014 Heidi assumed her role as Supervisor. Heidi lives in Toccoa with her two younger children. Her oldest son currently attends college in KY.
Jennie grew up on the campus of Toccoa Falls College and graduated from Stephens County High School. After marrying her high school sweetheart, Jennie spent the next 14 years overseas. Being the wife of an Army Officer, she spent nearly 10 years working for the Department of Defense. After returning stateside, Jennie was eager to be a part of Early Childhood Education and began a career at her son's elementary school. Over the next several years, she worked as a full-time substitue teacher (5th grade), Special Education Assistant, Preschool Teacher and Program Supervisor. She has futhered her Early Childhood Education by receiving credentials from the state of WA and FL. After semi-retiring, Jennie returned to Georgia and became employed wth LTA as a preschool teacher and is now serving as a supervisor. A mother of three grown sons and a grandmother of 8 grandchildren, she spends free time caring for her family, traveling and being a lifelong student of children! Her passions include, cooking, gathering with friends and family, and drinking specialty coffee.
Donna joined the team at The Learning Tree Academy in February of 2013. Prior to joing LTA, Donna was the Director of Training for HomeTown Health. Donna completed her degree in Business at North Georgia Technical College. She also obtained her Customer Service Certification and Leadership Development Certification. She lives in Toccoa, Georgia with her husband of 32 years. They enjoy spending time with their grandson as well as going on ATV adventures in their rail buggy during their spare time. They are active members of Toccoa FUMC.