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Meet Our Educator

Dedicated & Certified

Jessica Woodard

"My passion is not only to educate children but to become a part of the community responsible for molding the entire child."

Hello everyone ! My name is Jessica Woodard and I am the founder and owner of Bright Minds Learning Center located in District Heights, Maryland.


I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Morgan State University in 2008. Post graduation I immediately began teaching in Washington, D.C. and that is where my love of teaching continued to blossom. From there I realized that education was my destined path and decided to obtain my Masters in Early Childhood Education from The University of Phoenix in 2010. 


I decided to walk away from the traditional education setting in July 2020 after 13 years of teaching and it was the best decision I've made in my adult life thus far. The primary reason being the lack of ability to care for children and families as humans vs bodies in a chair for which the government pays for – but this is for a conversation another day!


In Fall 2020 I had the honor of supporting students in my home as they navigate through our new world of virtual learning. I am proud to report that ALL children were able to maintain a report card average of 3.00 or higher for the academic school year! Once public schools reopened I was able to continue my program with six pre-school students. Bright Minds prepared them to remain at the top they class. They are now high achieving elementary school students.


Contact us to learn more about how our program will help your learner excel through their educational journey! 

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Owner and Primary Educator

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