Passionate Educator Leaves the Family Business to Follow Her Dream of Helping Children with Lightbridge Academy in Jacksonville
Trina Anderson, who has a diverse career background spanning banking, Human Resources, and education, has always been passionate about teaching children. She has now embarked on a new journey by opening a Lightbridge Academy franchise in Jacksonville, Florida.
Over ten years ago, Anderson left her banking career to pursue a degree in education. After 14 years in the educational sector, including roles in teaching and administration, she joined her family’s construction business. While she gained significant business experience there, her aspiration to work with children persisted.
Initially hesitant about independently running a childcare center, Anderson and her husband explored franchise opportunities. They were drawn to Lightbridge Academy after attending a Discovery Day. Anderson felt a strong connection with the brand’s child and family-centric approach and was impressed by the support they offered. The opportunity to establish the first Lightbridge Academy in Jacksonville further solidified her decision.
With her new franchise, Anderson aims to prepare children both academically and socially for their transition into elementary school. She believes her diverse background equips her with the skills needed for this venture.
Anderson’s advice for potential franchise owners is to conduct thorough research and seek advice from existing franchisees. She emphasizes the importance of persistence and surrounding oneself with successful individuals for guidance.