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Loomis-Penryn Location

Ms. Bree

Director/Explorer Teacher

Hi! My name is Breana Baker and I am so honored to be a part of the incredible staff here at Smart Start. I have been married to by best friend Dave fro 2 years and we live in Newcastle with our sweet rescue pup Sadie! I am also the proud aunt of 7 nieces and nephews, who have all inspired my love for children. The love I have for Early Childhood Education goes as far back as I can remember but it wasn’t until my first preschool job 10 years ago that I realized how important the early years were and the positive impact I could have on their growth. I have by BA in Early Childhood Education, and I am starting my graduate degree this fall. I love to learn, and I love applying my knowledge and experience in both the office and classroom settings. My goal is to constantly create a loving, nurturing environment where children learn through experiences, so I like to create a balance between teacher and child directed learning. When I am not in the office or classroom, I love being with my family, friends, traveling, and gardening! I look forward to meeting and working with all of the amazing families here at Smart Start!

Ms. Libby 

Imagineers Teacher (2 Year Olds)

Teaching is truly an honor. To be able to touch the lives of young children is such a formidable time and huge responsibility that I do not take lightly. It has always been my passion to work with children and give them the confidence they can take with them to the next stepping-stone in their life.

I am a wife and mother of two amazing children. My family, my work and being a great mother is what I strive for everyday. When I am teaching I look at each child as my own and want them to feel important and respected for their individuality. Everyone has their own way of learning and it is my job to help my students find their strengths that give them the ability to succeed.

When I am not teaching I love to spend time with my friends and family. I’ve always enjoyed the outdoors, hiking, camping, and boating with loved ones. I also spent a lot of time as a co leader for my daughters Girl Scout Troop. Being a troop co leader is an amazing way to give back to the community and make wonderful memories to last a lifetime.

Becoming a teacher felt natural to me and I am thrilled for my continued adventure here at Smart Start School. I am really excited to work for such an inspiring school and wonderful staff.

Ms. Diana 

Discoverers Teacher

I have been teaching at Smart Start since 2006. I am married to my best friend Caleb and we have an adult daughter. I am an animal lover and a huge Disney fan.

My love for teaching goes hand in hand with my love of learning. I enjoy geography and social studies and one of my favorite things is teaching my students about the world. I have a love of traveling that only flourished a few years ago and I’m always looking for new ways to engage my students and instill a lifetime love of learning.

I am so proud to be a part of Smart Start! It is such a magical place that I think every child deserves in their life.

Ms. Amber


Thank you for visiting our website! I look forward to meeting you and hopefully your son or daughter will become part of our Smart Start family! I have been absolutely humbled to be in the Early Childhood Education field since I was nineteen years old. I won’t admit my actual age on here, but let’s just say I’ve been doing this a very long time.
I’m the proud mother of four beautiful but very busy kids, well actually three are now TEENS! How did this happen? I started Smart Start in 2001 because I couldn’t find the dream school for my then first born son. I wanted a safe, loving environment where kids were free to be themselves. A program that met each individual child right where they were and would grow and help guide and develop them in a positive and creative way. Now, I am looking at colleges for my first born!
Over the years Smart Start has evolved and has really grasped the idea of praising and celebrating the uniqueness of every student who enters our doors. Our goal is that each Smart Start students leaves us with a passion and love for learning to last them a lifetime.
​Our program offers a wide range of the best of the best methods in the Early Childhood field which includes Waldorf, Montessori, Creative Play and Age appropriate academics creating a beautiful balance all throughout the day. ​
Thank you for the gift, and I truly see it as a gift to serve all of you. Cheers to love and happiness for our next generation.