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Vance Spilman became the Chief Executive Officer of LeafSpring School and PRISM, LLC in June, 2015. “This transition marks an important milestone for the company. We are thrilled to continue the development of our industry leading programs and curriculum while further enhancing our growth potential and brand expansion,” according to Gail Johnson, Founder and Chairman of the Board.
Vance is an experienced retail, real estate, financial, and multi-unit franchising professional with demonstrated leadership in building fast growth and dynamic businesses. Well-versed in multiple operational and financial disciplines, this will enable him to achieve the highest priority strategic initiatives for the company.
Susan started her career as a college counselor and administrator before shifting gears and pursuing a career in early childhood education. Susan was an early education administrator for a Christian nonprofit preschool and a chain based center prior to joining LeafSpring School in 1993, where she served for 12 years as a director of the flagship school. She has a BA in Psychology and a Master of Education.804-747-5900Email
Elizabeth (“Louie”) has been employed with LeafSpring School since June 21, 1999 and has served in a variety of roles within the school. Within two months of her employment as an Assistant Teacher, she was promoted to Assistant Director of the Nursery School with Lead Teacher responsibilities and served in that dual role for six years. In 2005, she began serving as the Preschool Director. She also serves as a trainer for faculty and staff orientation and has provided leadership and staff development workshops. In 2013 she was promoted to Director of Quality Assurance.804-747-0100Email
Lyndsay McGreevy returned to LeafSpring Schools in August 2018 as the Director of Training and Staff Development. She previously was a Preschool Director and Site Director within the LeafSpring School system. She has her degree in Early Childhood Development from St. Andrews College, and has used that degree to work in early childhood settings throughout her career. She has been a teacher, an Assistant Director, a Director, a trainer, and a program coordinator.
Lyndsay has two children who are enrolled in both the preschool and Village programs and resides in the Richmond, VA region.Email
Adria Bader joined LeafSpring School in February 2001 as an Infant Room Lead Teacher. Since then she has been a mentor, master teacher, Curriculum Specialist, Leadership Consultant, Assistant Director and currently serves as the Director of Curriculum Development. She joined the corporate team in September 2017. She has been involved in the PLAYWORKS updates, the creation of the company’s INSPIRED curriculum, and has raised her three boys as a part of the Rainbow Station/ LeafSpring School Family. Adria has presented a variety of early childhood curriculum topics at both the state and national level. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Teacher Certification from the University of Richmond and her Master’s of Science Degree in Early Childhood Studies-Teaching and Learning from Walden University.
Meghan McMahon joined LeafSpring School in October 2017 as Marketing Manager. She is responsible for the marketing and communications for the LeafSpring School brand as well as school and franchise marketing. Her first project after joining the company was rebranding it from Rainbow Station to LeafSpring School. She comes to LeafSpring School after spending three years providing communications and public relations strategy for state and local governments. Prior to that, she worked at Ogilvy Public Relations in Washington, D.C. as a digital and public relations strategist, leading digital strategy for clients like Ford Motor Company and programs within the Centers for Disease Control. She specializes in digital communications and marketing, but wears a lot of hats.
Meghan received her Bachelor of Arts degree from James Madison University and is a current LeafSpring School parent.
Erik joined LeafSpring in November 2019. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and strong advocate for excellence in childcare facilities. A LeafSpring parent and design professional, he understands the positive benefits a good facility can on a child’s development. Erik oversees our corporate design standards, supports our individual schools with facility management needs and is a key part of our ongoing growth.
Gail Johnson was a pediatric nurse at the Medical College of Virginia when she observed the lack of services for children and working parents and developed the concept of a place where children with usual childhood illnesses, and/or chronic medical conditions, could go when their parents had to go work.