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Meet Us

Shannon Blankenship, Director
Shannon Blankenship, Director

Hello, my name is Shannon Blankenship and I'm the Director here at Cadence Academy Preschool. I am an alumni of the University of Central Arkansas. Go Bears! I've been married for 20 years and have 3 teenagers. In my free time, I enjoy reading and taking part in whatever activities my children are currently involved in.

Wanda Boyd, Assistant Director
Wanda Boyd, Assistant Director

I have been in early childhood education for 18 years and at this location since we opened our doors in 2012. I have a CDA in preschool and an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. I started out as a substitute for a preschool, then became a floater, a teacher assistant, a lead teacher, and finally a director. I was in the classroom for 12 years before going into administration.

I am a mother of 3 and have been married for 18 years. In my spare time, I enjoying reading, writing, and relaxing.

Tonia Harbour, Teacher
Tonia Harbour, Teacher

I grew up in Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University. I have a long history in child care and even cared for children in my home for 9 years before coming to Cadence Academy Preschool. I enjoy gardening, travel, and spending time with my family.

Llona Luttrell, Teacher
Llona Luttrell, Teacher

I have an associates in early childhood education and have enjoyed working with young children for over 8 years. I have 2 children of my own and a Yorkie. In my free time, I enjoy camping, canoeing, nature walks, and adding to my collection of snowmen and I Love Lucy items. My favorite season is winter. I love the snow!



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Address & Directions

4195 West Persimmon Street
Fayetteville, AR 72704



Monday - Friday
6:30am - 6:00pm
Recognized as a Cadence Education 
School of Excellence

Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence

Fayetteville, AR