Laschenda Duffey - Assistant Director

My name is Mrs. Machelle. I was born and raised in Waco, Texas (Sic em' Bears!) and I've worked in childcare since the summer of 2012. 

I moved to Fort Worth in March of 2016 where I started here at LPA. I love getting to know all of the children in our care but also building that relationship with our families as well! 

I've been married since 2008 and I have a son who is about to be a freshman at Southern University A&M in Baton Rouge.

I graduated from college in 2012 with my focus being on Social Work/Mental Health/Youth Substance Abuse Counseling. I'm looking forward to going back to University of Texas at Arlington to focus on Business Administration with my goal of someday opening up my own child care center. 



Sawanna Burries


Hello! My name is Ms. Sawanna. I love children and love seeing them grow. When I am not working I enjoy being with my family.

I am most excited about seeing our students grow!



Sherron Brown


Hello! My name is Ms. Sherron. I enjoy building new relationships with our infants. When I am not teaching at LPA, I enjoy spending time with my family and cooking.

I am most excited about being involved in each infant’s first few months of life and seeing them learn something new every day.



Adell Farr


I am Ms. Adell and I'm so excited to be part of the family here at Little Promises Academy. I have many years of child care experience under my belt and I also have my Associates in Early Childhood!

I love spending time with my family which includes my husband and 3 children! 

I look forward to helping your child become the best that they can be!



Bobby Horne

Hello! My name is Ms. Bobby. I was born on January 9th and my favorite color is green. In my spare time I love spending time with my family, listening to country and going shopping. 

I first started working with children almost 40 years ago! I started my career with Waco ISD and from there moved on to Early Preschool. 

Looking back at all the children I've taught, I'm thankful that I've had the opportunity to teach so many wonderful little ones and I look forward to partnering with you and your little ones to help become the best that they can be! 



Juanita Hill

 Hello! My name is Ms. Juanita!


I have decided to make early learning my life’s work because I believe a child’s education is the most valuable thing in the world.  Knowledge is power and I recognize that the earlier it begins the better for the child.  To me the most amazing thing is to see or hear one of your students apply the skills that you have taught them and see the excitement on their face.


Tiffany Williams

 Hello! My name is Ms. Tiffany and I enjoy every aspect of teaching and have realized in my years that they can teach us as much as we teach them.  This is one of my favorite things about teaching.   

 I have been employed with Little Promises Academy since August of 2019.  I believe that this center is a wonderful spot for your child to begin their education both academically and emotionally.  We are a great team with incredible passion for each individual child.  I feel very proud and lucky to be part of such a great group of teachers.  



Renee Horne

Hello! My name is Ms. Renee. I was born and raised in Waco, TX. I attended University High School (once a Trojan, ALWAYS a Trojan!). 

I was captain of the dance team there during my Junior and Senior Year. My favorite colors are bright yellow, grey and peacock blue. 

I moved to Arlington in June of 2016 where I started at Little Promises Academy. 

I work with a wonderful amazing group of kids. They are so amazing and they'll brighten up your day when you're feeling down. 

I'm thankful I have had the opportunity to teach so many amazing children, and the fact that not only have I taught them but that they've taught me as well.

My favorite motto: "Don't forget to smile"

School Age


Candyse Johnson

Hello! My name is Ms. Candyse. I absolutely love working with kids and can't imagine doing anything else! I'm so excited to be here at LPA and to get to know the kids, watch them grow, and help them learn! 


Masheka Green

 Hello! I am Ms. Masheka but you can call me Ms. Sheka! I have 2 children  of my own and I have been working with children for about 10 years now! I always enjoy  being around the children and working in the classrooms for I always learn something new with children’s stories, imagination and attitudes. 

It is great knowing I can provide healthy food for the  children as well. The children always have a great smile that can make any person happy.