Lisa Horton, Director
For the past 34 years, I have worked on behalf of children and families in the education field both as a teacher as well as a Senior Director/Field Director, Regional/Financial Manager, and Trainer. I have also been involved in volunteer work in the community including co-chairing the Mecklenburg area Early Education Leaders Association, participating in the local Directors Leadership Academy, and working with the early childhood students at CPCC.
I am committed to providing only the highest quality of care and education for children and families. I have led three early childcare centers through the NAEYC Accreditation process as well as the North Carolina Star Rating process. I have also been a validator for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). I have conducted faculty trainings as well as presented workshops at many early childhood conferences.
I believe that learning is a lifelong process; therefore, my vision is for the center to become, together, a community of learners and educators. I also believe that ongoing training is vital to maintaining quality and that parents are our partners in the education of children.
Julie Wilkinson, Assistant Director
Julie has been an Assistant Director at Cadence Academy since 2003. She has over 22 years of experience in early childhood. She makes everyone who walks into the school feel like family. Julie believes, “a smile or a hug from a child has the power to brighten someone’s whole day.”