Legacy Academy was and still is the answer Legacy founders, Frank and Melissa Turner, were looking for when they wondered how they could educate their two young children, provide for their future, and serve their community.
Melissa has successfully overseen the development and opening of every Legacy Academy for Children® early care and education center throughout several states. She is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from the University of Georgia. Melissa has had a successful career in banking, managing a billion dollar wholesaler of mortgage loans. She has successfully overseen SBA loan applications with her franchisees and was appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue to the Georgia Early Care and Education Board in 2005.
Frank has been in the development and construction business for over 35 years. He designed the original state of the art Legacy Academy facility and has overseen all upgrades and improvements since its creation in 1997. Through our affiliate company, Blastoff Construction, Inc., he assists franchisees in navigating the process of site selection and zoning along with adhering to local municipality requirements. He is a licensed builder in numerous states and oversees government permits as well as the construction of each project. His contacts within the banking community are instrumental in helping to pair the proper lending institution with a prospective franchisee. Frank and Melissa served as the owners of Legacy Academy for Children® in Oakwood, Georgia, from 1997 to 2002. Under their leadership as owners of this school, they successfully achieved NAEYC Accreditation in 2000. This hands-on operational experience has proven to be a huge asset. They are the proud parents of two children – two huge reasons for their initial decision to commit to the early care and education industry.
However, Legacy Academy is not just the founders. Legacy Academy is also comprised of a group of highly skilled and educated professionals who are committed to our youngest citizens. From the corporate office support team to our owners, directors and teaching staff, Legacy Academy’s team members are first and foremost advocates for children, families and communities. They are professionals who understand the importance of the services they provide and are diverse, caring, and positive people who have chosen to make a difference.